The Unnatural Can Become Natural #IWSG #AMWRITING
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It’s Natural to relate to what we understand. But what I love about life as I age, is the discovery of different paths and being drawn in and feeling something real for something or someone very unlike me.
This month’s IWSG question asks, “What do you consider the best character of your favorite genre?”
I love the difficult ones. The withdrawn ones with such a deep internal story, they have to crack and dive into truths we tend to escape from. Next, I love a character with a fantastic supporting character. I love the constant push of one against the other, and yet they refuse to give up on each other. This is life to me. The lessons. The constant mistakes and learning. The refusal to give up. The hand that doesn’t permanently let go.
One of my go-to favorites is Mackenzie Bishop, a shell of a character with the deepest story told so well by Victoria Schwab. Mac has a past she can’t escape with an impossible present. But when Wes, her supporting character crosses paths with her in a dark hallway apartment at night as she’s escaping, her details draw me in and I’m glued. I can’t relate, but the story is told in such a way I FEEL.
What about you? What favorite character comes to mind? Are they like you? Are they different? Do they have an incredible best friend?
Happy IWSG Day.