Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I is for Intricate

Characters are like people. They are unique, they are intricate.

What makes them scream? What makes them laugh? What makes them cry? What is the person that they just can't stand?

I think sometimes we--myself included--forget just how fragile people (and, therefore, our characters) can be. I  know many people, including myself, that will be laughing one moment and crying the next. Because they have so many little pieces that make them just who they are, it doesn't take much to make their emotions sway from one way to another. Sometimes, even one word will completely change their attitude--perhaps it will bring up a past memory, or something that they are scared will happen in the future.

People aren't simple, and neither is a true, realistic character.



  1. Sounds like typical teenage female hormones to me. You seem to be very in tune with that particular type of character. I think it would be interesting to see some of what you've written. Nice post!

  2. People can be unpredictable in real life, but sometimes we have a hard time accepting the same behavior from characters in books. It's an odd dichotomy! :)

  3. I love intricate characters. They're the best kind. Like Severus Snape...he's very complex. Great post and happy A-Z blogging!