There are other ways for a character to become more real, however. Recently I've been dealing with a character who has a lot of emotional baggage to deal with. Suddenly, all by herself, with no push from me, she decided to grow up a bit. I hadn't planned it, but as I wrote, I definitely felt her learning her lesson and saying, "Okay, yeah, I can do this." These are the moments that make it worth being a writer.
Or they may be the moments that tell you I'm crazy! Your choice!
About the Author
Roselyn (Rosie) Hendrickson is studying English at Brigham Young University and lives with her laptop, Percival, and hyperactive kitten, Merida. She enjoys fencing (the kind with a sword), singing where no one can hear her, long books, and bad weather.