A small amount of debate between writers about whether their characters are "real" or not.
Some writers speak to the fact that Hey! They come out of your head...so they are YOU.
Others, such as myself, don't agree. Well, they're us. To an extent.
We use...like what? Three percent of our brain? Who knows what lurks in the depths of our cranium?
My characters come fully formed. Their voices echo throughout my head during opportune and inopportune times. And sometimes, when I don't jot things down, I can' sleep. Because the voices won't let me.
And do you ever have a moment when you're in the middle of a scene, and it just FLOWS from you? You're not writing...you're transcribing.
Where does this creativity come from? Who knows? No one does for a certainty. NO ONE.
So I'll just keep bipping along and listening to the voices in my head. They haven't steered me wrong yet.
3 months ago