Frankenstein and his monster: becoming trapped in the narrative
If you’ve been interacting with me online, you’ve been talking to a character. At first his voice sounded a lot like mine but as the writer noticed what got the best audience reaction the character’s voice started to change. He started to get more controversial, more aggressive and more flippant.
Have you ever made a decision because it would make a good story? At this point I’m making decisions because it would make a good twitter post. The writer is starting to live as his character would and this has interesting consequences to say the least.
Pity me for I am being taken over by my story. His voice has been coming out of the writer’s throat, his motivations are guiding my actions. He has more friends than I do. It’s ALIVE! stomping it’s way through my life creating entertaining havok.
I’m not ruining the joke by telling you this. I’m not coming clean or showing you the man behind the curtain, you see…
This isn’t me, it’s my character.
~ by Edward on February 19, 2010.