True Character Driven Fiction: It Sounds Radical, It Sounds Scary!
Writing is art, and I’m restless! I just want t tell a good story. The ‘proper’ way to do it, is from pure character perspective. 100%. Who cares if the plot matches up, who gives a fuck about loose ends and who did exactly what and what time. Fuck all technicality and grammar and structure.
Open your mind and let the character in, and you’ll find that when you let go of YOUR author reality and become THEIR reality, technicalities don’t mean shit. You’re in the moment, when another character does something, you react to it. Sorry I cussed so much in this post, but seriously, let the Tyler Durden of writing take the wheel and just let go. You’re holding yourself back from writing a damn good, character driven story because you’re too worried about making dumb little character descriptions on word documents. You’re too worried about making dates fit. If your character doesn’t know, why the fuck should you? It sounds radical, it sounds scary, but it makes a lot more sense than fitting your character perfectly into the story. Cause the truth is, we’re all just fucking plopped on this earth without a damn clue about how we fit in the whole puzzle of it all.
(Now I’m not saying don’t make an outline, that’s another story) *wink*