So earlier this week, I had an idea for a blog post. Then after reading Cassy's post yesterday - something even better came to mind.
How far will you go to get into character????
It's summer, time for vacations, and stay-cations, day trips and just plain fun. In the spirit of getting your characters "just right", have you ever visited a place where you had an opportunity to put yourself in your characters shoes, if only for a day? We have renaissance fairs (yes, I probably butchered the spelling - it's just one of those words I can never get right)that I LOVE to go to. People in cosutme re-creating a time period that is one of my favorites. (the jousting, giant turkey legs, wench dunking) Ever since I was a teen, I've wanted to go with friends and actually get in costume. Sad to say, I've never done it. Part of me still wants to - could be more fun as an adult! (Not that I'm in the process of writing a historical, but it would be fun)
I've often re-created scenes in my home (when no one else was around) to make sure what I was having the heroine do was actually logical based on the situation and how she was sitting/standing etc...
I've gone on trips where we toured caverns, and wondered how my character would behave if she were trapped underground - great experience!
And before this year is out, I will indeed host a murder mystery dinner party. I'm dying to corral suspects at my house and try to figure out who-dunnit!
so what crazy things have you done, or places have you visited in order to "get into character"?