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    Character transposition

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by Roxy, Mar 25, 2015.

    I've just written a whole scene and had to admit that I have put the wrong character in it. I just couldn't find a way for her to express who she is, she kept coming across as one of the other characters. That's normal, right? Make me feel normal, fellow writers.
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    I'm not sure what you mean, exactly, but that is certainly normal for me! :)
     
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    I have three main protagonists and a major character that they are helping (also the major character is helping them). One of the protagonists was on the sidelines of a discussion between the major character and someone else. As it is early on and I am still building their characters I couldn't let her be herself as she would have wrecked the discussion. I took her out and put in one of the other protagonists and it all made much more sense. I know that her wrecking the discussion would have been interesting, but this was about the major character's situation. I don't know if that makes any sense, just good to waffle to other people that might know what I mean.
     
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    That makes sense and I've had this happen too. Most recently, I developed a new character and something felt off through the whole scene - it took me ages to work out the issue was the character's gender ... (Once He became She it all made sense!)
    All part of the fun/headache of the process ;)
     
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    I've done the same. Sometime a certain reaction seems better and some people are better at making scenes work.
     

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