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wannawrite
05-06-2009, 09:25 PM
Just throwing this out there to see whether or not I'm a freak, because yes, I do. Not usually during the creative process when everything is 'flowing', but afterwards, during the rewrite. I'll sit there and mumble something inarticulate, like, "Can't have you doing that yet, now can we, Laurion?"

One time during a tragic love scene, much to my children's disgust, I loudly burst out in sob, "It's okay, Laurion! Jillian really, really does love you! You will find out in the next chapter...just hold on! Everything will work out, you will see!"

My children think I am crazy.
Are they right?
How 'bout it? Do the rest of you talk to your MC's too?

C.bronco
05-06-2009, 09:33 PM
I don't, but sometimes I laugh deviously while I'm writing.

Clair Dickson
05-06-2009, 09:33 PM
No. But I do take the roles of my characters and talk to other characters... you know, talking out the dialogue.

There's more than one type of crazy. ;-)

scarletpeaches
05-06-2009, 09:36 PM
I don't talk while I'm writing but I do talk about my characters as if they're real people. Especially with tt42.

Usually something like, "Here's chapter nineteen. I wanted something to happen but character A ran away with it and then character B said..."

As if I had nothing to do with it.

wannawrite
05-06-2009, 09:39 PM
Yeah. I do that too. Tricky little things, characters are, arent' they, hm?

Sweetleaf
05-06-2009, 10:36 PM
No. But I do take the roles of my characters and talk to other characters... you know, talking out the dialogue.

There's more than one type of crazy. ;-)

I do this too! My husband thinks I'm mad because I',m always talking to myself, but I'm just running scenes. He wouldn't think that if I was an actor (or maybe he would).

I do SP's thing too, and talk to my best friend (sounding board) as if they're real. It helps that she does too. :)

quickWit
05-06-2009, 11:12 PM
*Calls security on everyone in thread*

Shail
05-06-2009, 11:19 PM
No, but I become the character I'm currently writing. This become problematic when I use my antagonist mood. The villian in my current WIP is hard to put back in the toy box when I'm done with him. He's got a mind of his own. Brrrr.

scarletpeaches
05-06-2009, 11:47 PM
*Calls security on everyone in thread*

Including yourself I hope? :D

quickWit
05-06-2009, 11:51 PM
Including yourself I hope? :D

*tasers SP*

Shail
05-06-2009, 11:52 PM
*tasers SP*

*giggles because the taser has to recharge. Drools on Quickwit. * :D

quickWit
05-07-2009, 12:07 AM
*Drools on Quickwit. *

Hey, easy Shail. I just got this dry-cleaned. :)

scarletpeaches
05-07-2009, 12:08 AM
*tasers SP*

A mere tickle, dear boy. A mere tickle.

*electric cattle-prods quickWit*

Wayne K
05-07-2009, 12:08 AM
I write memoirs so if I talked to my MC then I would be talking to myself and that's just crazy:crazy:

quickWit
05-07-2009, 12:12 AM
*electric cattle-prods quickWit*

Lucky for me I'm not cattle.

*peppers SP with a variety of Hostess Fruit Pies*

scarletpeaches
05-07-2009, 12:32 AM
I rise above your futile attempts to harm me with snack food and abusive rep points, and desire you to keep this thread on topic, miladdo.

*sniffs imperiously*

Shail
05-07-2009, 12:42 AM
Okay, back on track. Is there a difference between role playing a fictional character and talking to him/her as if he/she were in the room? 'Cause I do both.

Sometimes I'll take the role of one character, and discuss the situation at hand with another character. I can't do both mind sets at once.

quickWit
05-07-2009, 12:45 AM
I desire you...

Please, SP. You're a camel covered in fruit pies, I'm a suave, sofista...sophizta...I'm a cool bunneh. It would never work.

:)

scarletpeaches
05-07-2009, 12:45 AM
I have conversations in my head; usually just before I fall asleep.

Well, not exactly 'have conversations' but I let the characters' scenes play out in my mind, like watching a play.

Sometimes I even remember what they said in the morning.

Shail
05-07-2009, 12:52 AM
Please, SP. You're a camel covered in fruit pies, I'm a suave, sofista...sophizta...I'm a cool bunneh. It would never work.

:)


I think the word you were trying to spell there Quickie is 'schizoprhenic'. ;)

In either case it would never work. Her humor is more mature than yours. *bats the bunny across the floor*

quickWit
05-07-2009, 12:55 AM
Her humor is more mature than yours.

*GASP*

Dead. To. Me.



Carry on. :)

Mr Flibble
05-07-2009, 01:02 AM
I talk as if they're real too - and my husband answers me as if they are...

Me: Hon, X is doing this - it's just not like him...
Hubby: Doing what? Really? Is he not well? I'd have expected him to knee Y in the nuts.


I have conversations in my head; usually just before I fall asleep.

Well, not exactly 'have conversations' but I let the characters' scenes play out in my mind, like watching a play.

Sometimes I even remember what they said in the morning.

I can't sleep without a scene to play with. Though they tend to get right saucy at that time of night :D And notepad by bed, with pen that lights up = invaluable. Though I have been known to get up at 2 in the morning and run downstairs to type a page of notes.

wannawrite
05-07-2009, 01:49 AM
Wow. Thanks, guys. Your making me feel very, very sane, indeed.

Your husband answers you back? Really? What a great hubby!

Pagey's_Girl
05-07-2009, 02:32 AM
Heck, I can do everyone here one stranger. I got into dollmaking awhile back, so I have several I've made of various characters in my stories.

Shail
05-07-2009, 02:34 AM
*head tilt* This is strange why? Sounds cool to me.

bettielee
05-07-2009, 04:17 AM
My children think I am crazy.


Your children haven't seen crazy.

I'm it. Hell, yes, I have long conversations with them. We hang out. I imagine myself a place to write inside the story! When I was doing my jungle/plains fantasy (long story, don't ask) I "wrote" in the attic of the main characters homestead. In my dragon fantasy, I have a room in one of the inn's. There's even a closet there with all my (imaginary) stuff in it.

Crazy. Not even!

Pagey's_Girl
05-07-2009, 04:32 AM
You want to see crazy?

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d81/ladymadrigal/jimmyandco.jpg

Jimmy and Maddy Baker from my WIP and their daughter, Rachel. I haven't taken any photos of Jamie and Sparrow Rossi yet...

bettielee
05-07-2009, 04:33 AM
That's why you're my kinda girl!

Matera the Mad
05-07-2009, 07:54 AM
I'm just lucky no one but the characters is watching (and listening).

crazynance
05-07-2009, 08:10 AM
I am guilty of all of the above, except doll-making. If, however, I tell my husband about my characters misbehaviour, he gets that glint in his eye and looks at the phone... O_o ...
But I really tell my characters off for .. getting out of character! They laugh and say, you didn't explain that well enough before. Then I have to rewrite earlier scenes.
My son was just in a play called who dunnit and to whom. It was about a playwrite and the characters kept telling HIM off.. when that happens to me, I'm quitting! :D

roonil_wazlib
05-08-2009, 01:26 AM
No. But I do take the roles of my characters and talk to other characters... you know, talking out the dialogue.

There's more than one type of crazy. ;-)

I do the same thing in my car and when I'm alone (or think I'm alone. Um . . . . )

At least now that we have hands-free sets I won't look quite as crazy on my way home from work! Haha