Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Kari's Kave: Crazy Characters

Okay, so Halloween is almost here.

At my house that means crazy decorations, crazy pranks, and crazy costumes!

My guys love Halloween, so they go all out. It's as bad as April fools day. I've had toilet seat and lid taped together so I fall in. Or worse, saran wrap covering the toilet beneath the seat, so when someone goes...."it" goes all over the floor!


You name it, they do it. Except, at Halloween, they go scaring each other as often as possible. I hate horror movies and I hate to be scared. I keep telling them if I have a heart attack,  it's all their fault.

It did, however, get me thinking about crazy characters and trying to be as creative as possible when coming up with them. It pushes me to take a look at my work in progress and try to think outside of the box. Try to push myself to really dig deep and come up with some great quirks and traits that make that character stand out.

Writing is hard. That's why I love looking around and really trying to figure get inspired by life. What time of year is it? What type of weather is going on outside? What holiday is it, or what season? Life in general has so many sources of inspiration.

What inspires you?


Anita Clenney said...

Kari, I love quirky characters. For me, insiration comes in so many ways. One of the best ways for me to find inspiration is to get where it's totally quiet and dark. I can dig deep into my mind and come up with all sorts of things.

Liz Lipperman said...

I think I get inspired by humor. When I hear something funny or see something playing out in front of me that is hilarious, I can't wait to see how I can use that in my books. You do a great job with humor.