An Open Letter, From a Character to the Writer….

Dear Writer:

I know you thought I was a supporting character, and you had a relatively clear idea of where things were headed.

I warned you, didn’t I? Didn’t I tell you that I was much more interesting than that other guy?

You should have listened, Writer-guy….that way, I wouldn’t have had to completely hijack the plot in such a drastic fashion, that you were forced to stay up until 5:00 A.M. completely re-writing the entire beginning of the novel, so that the action now follows ME.

Maybe next time, you’ll listen to me.

Ya betta Reckonize, Bitch.

Signed,

Your New Protagonist.

5 Replies to “An Open Letter, From a Character to the Writer….”

  1. Pwn3d by your own character. I so feel your pain; my own protagonist had a sex change operation on me and didn’t let me know until I started the story a couple of times.

  2. that’s fantastic. I mean, I totally sympathize at how much it sucks – but you know as well as I do that when characters pull shit like this, it always, always makes a better story.

    Can’t wait to read it!

    Tess

  3. Heh.
    Have you ever read Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson? It’s fun, as are all his books, but in the Author’s Note he talks about the book it was originally and how it got hijacked by several new and supposedly minor characters. He eventually had to solve the tangle via drastic means. You can read it here.

  4. Are writers born or are they made?

    Personally, I believe they are hatched from the literal frustration of wandering thoughts.

    Mortal men are defeated by procrastination and lack of focus but real writers are able to conquer their imaginations and make magic.

    Which is why I am a roleplayer instead of a writer, its just easier!

  5. y’know, the same thing happened to me in a graphic novel i wrote. i hit a wall and it wasn’t until it occured to me that the story worked much better with the two supporting characters that i could break through that wall…

    of course that meant i had to rewrite the whole thing, but, y’know, whatcha gonna do?

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