Anonymous said: It's impossible to like every character you've written over the years? As a writer is it fun or challenging writing a character you may have disliked and trying to emphatize with them?
there is sympathize and then there is empathize and then there is just fucking fascinating. you can be horrified by someone and still fascinated.
every single character I have ever written has fallen into at least one of those categories.
but I generally find most people on the real life planet one of those things. I know some people generally don’t. some genuinely dislike other people and have no curiosity about them or are so eager to label them or put them in a box.
I like trying to figure out what made this person the way they are and where they might be going. so I became a writer :-)