My Character Collection
Characters make a story truly memorable. You may not remember the plot in a story, but you won't forget the characters and how you felt when that big thing happened. One of my favorite practices is 'collecting characters'. We all have interactions with 'different' people in everyday life. I may be somewhere and overhear a conversation that sounds interesting. I simply create a mental profile and he/she gets added to my collection. I like to create characters that are multi-faceted; sometimes a combination of perspectives and opinions can be gripping. I quietly accumulate a selection of virtual people, making them immortal in my imaginary worlds.