Friday, 9 April 2010
Tea ? Do help yourself. There's milk or lemon. Left-over easter egg, too.
As a writer I often re-use characters. Even if I'm not writing Harold and Jasfoup I regularly use a character over and over, particularly when I write erotica (of which I've placed a novel, a novella and three short stories this year already). It's because I know the characters; I know how they'll react in a given situation.
When I do have a new character I have to write flashes and drabbles for them. Most recently is Madame du Pardo, a psychic with the unfortunate ability of answering questions with the absolute truth. Does the questioner really want to know the man they love will, in six years, cash in their daughters insurance and college fund to pay for his cocaine habit?
What about you? Do you have recurring characters?