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    Characters stealing the conversation

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by Mr Mr, Aug 4, 2011.

    A few time while writing I've had in mind a direction for the conversation to head in. And then while writing I'll find its heading in another, usualy because it fit the characters more naturaly. Sometimes I change it back; others I leave it.

    I just wondered if anyone else had this happen?
     
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    It happens to everyone. Characters gain a life of their own that you didn't expect, and that's a good thing. It throws off your story plan, but replanning is much easier than dealing with a lifeless character.
     
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    Yes, all the time. Sometimes I let it go to see where it is heading. Other times I have to go back to the plan.
     
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    I prefer to let it go off and see where it leads. Usually it is better than what I had planned anyways.
     
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    I like to just tailor the plan a little after this happens and I don't know what to do haha, or make where it's turning into a subplot and get back to why this happened to this guy which is what the characters are trying to figure out, later :D
     
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    I actually don't have that happen often. I like to plan where the conversation heads, or else it tends to just go nowhere at all. I'm no good at improvising I guess.
     
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    Spklvr: Love the picture :)
     
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    Hi,

    Yes, think I have to agree with the majority here. It's fiction, and that's the fun. Let it go wherever you imagination will allow. And above all...Enjoy :)
     

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