Yup...I write stories on BattleCorps (not FOR BattleCorps but ON it) and have the same thing happening there.
Well, every time I've written a certain set of characters for a while they start taking over and telling me what will happen. At BC, I ended up writing something that I'd purposefully gone AGAINST for a long long time. But the characters didn't agree with me.
Most people like it when characters become that real as it makes for better stories to read. For me, it actually becomes easier to write a story when the character is that rich because often I'm just along for the ride, finding out what happens as time comes to it.
Though at one board I no longer frequent, that actually got me in trouble. Somebody told me that my characters WERE going to do something. Something that was totally against the character of those characters. And if I didn't do it THEY would write it FOR me. I left that game rather than write the characters against their character or play them after they had been so badly mangled, and the person in question has never talked to me again. It's a shame really, but every character I write has a part of me in them. And if someone has no respect for a character I write, then they have no respect for at least part of me.
From my perspective, a writer owes it to the characters, and to him or herself since they are a part of him or her, to be true to the characters. Since, when a writer is true to the characters, they are true to themselves. If that makes any sense....hehehe
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