I believe each and every one of us have our favorites, some we will all agree on and some we love for our own personal reasons that no one else may understand. Without a doubt there are some, with the mere mention of their name most would recognize and instantly smile with their mention. They are known for their charisma, their strangeness, their memorable lines, their acts of goodness or their absolute evil nature. That last one, their absolute evil nature, is a strange one to come to grips with because so often many of us gravitate to these miscreants of page and screen. We fall in love with the bad guy when we know we shouldn’t. Who didn’t love Darth Vader? What is it that so attracts us to these characters? Is it the fact that they are so different than ourselves that we can’t help but be fascinated with them? Please try to suppress the Hannibal Lecter in yourself, please.
I try to surround myself with some of my favorites, as many as I can. I keep the books and movies where I first fell in love with them with me as much as possible. I have some of my unforgettable favorites hanging on my walls as a visual reminder of the goal, to create something, someone that will have a lasting effect on your memory. I feel like this helps me in my quest to find that rare glimpse of magic. The effort to do this at will is somewhat difficult actually. I have many characters in my head but getting them down on paper properly is challenging to say the least. I believe I have a character, one so far that qualifies as memorable; maybe not to the level of legendary status, yet. He is a work in progress and one so far everyone enjoys. Hopefully soon many more will be able to pick him out of the story.
Ah, my head swirls with so many stories I want to tell, and characters that are fighting to find their voice it is difficult to know who will stand out, who will surprise me and hopefully you. Please keep me in your thoughts to keep me sane, or for some writers insane is the best place to be. I promise I will work hard to find just the right character that may become your absolute favorite. Maybe with some help from my friends, the right amount of tea and some sleepless nights it will happen. Maybe someday I will be remembered for a character I created, someone extraordinary, someone unforgettable.
Wish me luck.