Often I tell people all I need is good music and a peaceful atmosphere to get lost in my own fantasy world and thoughts. Maybe it’s the writer in me, and I don’t know what other writers think, but I need to daydream. In a way, our characters are always with us. In order to write my characters, I need to view them like real people – people who I can talk to and have conversations with. I know it sounds crazy, but I’m hoping my fellow writers understand. If you want to write realistic characters, you need to see them as real people.
When I daydream, I see my world vividly, almost as if I can touch it. I want to bring that feeling to my readers. As they read my stories, the world I see is also the world they see. When people read my characters, I want them viewed like real people you can relate to; I want my characters to uplift my readers, helping to bring them to new worlds.
Do any other writers feel this way? =) I would hope so.