Thursday, January 8, 2009

question

what do you do when your characters want to do something kinky, something that makes you feel vaguely uncomfortable to write about? do you let them?

just wondering...

17 comments:

boxofficegirl said...

Yes. I would but almost subconsciously. Let your fingers do the typing and see what happens. It might be fun:-)

Missy's Creations said...

I would say "yes" ... it's the characters doing it (not you ... smile) after all.

NJDecorator said...

I would let it flow and see how it comes out. The best part is that you can then separate your being from your characters.

Kristin said...

I am as far from a writer as one can get. I am a reader and if that counts then I say Yes! Go for it. If that is where you are being led, Go for it.

Patrice said...

They gotta do what they gotta do.

Dina said...

hell yes..if its uncomfortable then it definitely needs to get out. I am sure it will be some of your best writing.

Martha said...

Of course, the naughtier, the better.

Walk in the Woods said...

Oh - ABSOLUTELY!!!

Oh, wait ... I don't write!

:D

john white said...

Write it - then leave it for a couple of days and come back to it - if it still seems a good idea then go with it.
Ideas like this can be driven by our characters - they can also be driven by our own subconscious curiosity. Sometimes these things tell us more about our own condition than they do about anything else - and, hey, the research could be fun:)

Selchie said...

Hi Annie,

Your post made me smile. It's hard when characters just go off and do what they want huh). I think I would go with it and see what the initial response was to the reading and then decide from there. You can always change it later.

I've been reading through your early posts, I find your blog enjoyably soothing).

Happy creating.

P.A. GIbbons said...

why not? plus, it's fun once you get over the awkward stage. In this book, I think you have to go there. Ok, I would like them to go there, lol.

annie kelleher said...

wow what a lot of kinky readers i must have!!! :) thanks!!!!!

Shades of Scorpio said...

Absolutely! Maybe WE get to learn something new from it! (said the Scorpio)

Amanda K said...

Just go with the flow. I think you can make them do "something" without saying "everything!"

Judy Vars said...

I must weigh in, write about it, let it out. What kind of kinky?

Kim said...

Yes.

Laura Rose said...

It sounds like an earlier post where you were asking...what is the last thing i'd want the characters to do..or something like that...this is what makes you a good writer. try it.