Thanks to those of you who left feedback for our Tense Change Challenge this week. Admittedly, response was pretty low. It's a busy time, though -- lots of people on vacation and whatnot. Still, I wish the participating authors had received more feedback. If we do this again, I promise not to schedule it during prime vacation month!
Here's my question of the day: WHY--and I seriously mean WHY--do you think our characters feel SO VERY REAL to us while we write?
I know it's universal among writers. We all feel a strong connection to our characters, and they evoke real emotions in us (and hopefully for our readers). But WHY? Why is it SO VERY PRONOUNCED?
I am revising something right now that's been a part of my life for years, and has undergone some big-time changes. But the characters have remained who they always have been, and I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. It's almost a physical ache.
I'd love to hear your thoughts! The comment box is open--come on in and grab a cup of coffee or a cold drink. I know you've got a few things to say about this!