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What's your favorite characters that you have created?

From: Raymond E. Feist
Date: 25 June 2008

Different authors feel differently about their characters in different ways. How' s that a REALLy bad, over qualifying sentence?

Seriously, some authors get emotionally attached to the characters, while others see them as tools of the story teller's art.

I have gotten emotional in writing certain scenes, which I understand isn't about those characters, but rather me reaching for an emotional truth in the scene that I hope will resonate with the reader. Some authors see that as being emotionally involved with the character; I don't.

Now that I've gotten that out of the way, here's the point.

They're all good. They all do what it is they are supposed to do, and if I make them work dramatically, the reader feels there's a payoff. So, favorite? None, really. Some are a little more fun to write, the Amos's, Jimmy's, Nakor, Roo's because they're doing more colorful stuff. Pug has been put through more changes, obviously, so I have a lot of milage with him.

But favorite? Hard to say. With the above in mind, Jimmy was the the most fun to write in the past. Of current characters, I'm having fun writing the scenes with Jommy, Tad and Zane, as well as with a new character, Amirantha.

Best, R.E.F.


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