There was a particular scene in my Rockstar MS where I had my mind made up to have one of my main characters (MC) act a certain way when Moggie (the hero) revealed a truth about himself.
Well, as I wrote, that particular MC took hold of the situation and behaved SOOOO differently, it literally took me off guard!
I know that MCs come to life and direct the plot, but this was so weird. But I let her take control because that's how she was supposed to act during that revealing moment.
Think about it. Really. For those of you who have studied psychology, how do you explain this? How do you explain the fact that fictional characters take on a life of their own like sentient beings? Is it that writers truly are insane--the multiple personalities that haunt us all the time? The voices in our heads?
We'd be thrown head first into an asylum in the good ole days if we ever said so much a word about the . . . voices.
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