People that I Meet


About a week ago, I was reading Coco Ginger’s blog, specifically her post about her French press. In the post she referenced treating every guy she meets as a potential character in her next story.

That sentiment hit me like a sledge-hammer:  I, too, look at people I meet as candidates for characters. How dreadful. How delightful. It is a conundrum.

How about you? Are you eyeing up acquaintances, family and friends — and dreadful bosses — as novel fodder?

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13 responses »

  1. Ha ha! That is frightfully honest of her, lol! 🙂 Love it! I don’t eye up people as potential characters, but I do consider how my experiences will affect my writing and they quite often do… I may have to look at new people in a different light now! 😉

  2. Occasionally when I’m perturbed in public, I look at it like a Fellini movie… It makes life easier and me, more understanding. 🙂 So while I’m not summing people up as potential characters, occasionally they’re all part of a bigger play — sometimes a surreal one at that.

  3. Is it bad to say that I see people as snow flakes? Each one unique, each one fleeting? Each one capable of being beautiful, and each one capable of ending up as slush?

    • Nope. I love that tender-hearted optimism in you. I recognize the cynical realist that records the carnage that follows the optimism. Keep hoping, love. Some days the snowflakes stay snowflakes.

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