18 Character Frustrations #writerslife #writer

Seriously, Characters really do take on a life of their own and can be rather uncontrollable at times. But we love them. Call us crazy. Check out these character frustrations. My favorite – #5

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Character Frustrations

Working with fictional folk can be hard and at times it can feel like you are herding cats.

Here are some situations which show how frustrating characters can be…

  1. Characters hijacking your story.
  2. Characters getting too big for their fictional boots.
  3. Fictional folk starting to say what they want.
  4. Characters talking amongst themselves.
  5. Attention seeking minor characters who start to take over the plot.
  6. Hot characters leading you astray and making you write unnecessary steamy scenes.
  7. Characters talking out loud in the early hours when you are trying to sleep.
  8. Characters taking on your view of the world and not listening, as you screech at the laptop ‘for goodness sake be yourself!’
  9. Dull and lifeless characters!
  10. Characters who have this annoying habit of asking a question and the question bothers you so much you end up writing reams and reams trying to answer it.
  11. Characters who start to morph into…

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