A Guide To Rebellious Characters, As Illustrated by Tangled GIFs9:29 AM
One of the hardest things to explain to non-writers, and also one of the things you see us authors complaining about most, is the concept that we're not always in control of our characters. And yes, that is hard to explain! "Well, um, you see, there's these people in my head, but, um, I'm not always in control of what they say or do. Sometimes they change their minds as I'm writing, and I don't know what they're doing anymore. And then they start messing up my plot."
Sounds confusing when you put it like that, right?
This might not be true for everyone but it's definitely true for me. I have a really hard time with my characters at times, especially the rebellious ones who decide they don't want anything to do with me or the plot I've cooked up. *sighs* So, without further ado, I've put together a short guide on managing those rebellious characters of yours, illustrated by Tangled GIFs. Because who doesn't love Tangled?
1. So there's that one character, right?
|I DIDN'T KNOW, THANKS FOR NOTHING.|
4. It's hard to be angry with them, but really, they keep messing up your plot.
|BEHAVE OR DIE.|
|STOP BEING ADORABLE. I WILL NOT FALL FOR YOUR PLANS.|
9. And maybe they're right after all...
|It was probably a mistake, but oh well.|
After all, I'll get them back under control soon.