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Characters v. Reality

Last night, in the doctor’s office of all places, my mother and I had another conversation about fictional characters.

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My Connection to Fictional Characters

One of the things I look for in a good story is whether I can connect to the characters or not.

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My Fanmily

I’m an only child.  To make up for this, many of my favorite fictional characters (and sometimes my favorite famous people) are like family to me.  I used to shy away from this, because I thought if people knew, they would think I was weird.  But more recently, I’ve embraced it.  I even admitted it in my Children’s Literature class.

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Me in my Writing

In response to How much of me actually goes in the stories?

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Secondhand Embarrassment

Some people think that I don’t get embarrassed easily.  In fact, they don’t think I get embarrassed at all.  That couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Reading for Escapism

One day, in one of my English classes this past year, my professor – who just happens to be the head of the English department at Randolph-Macon College – said something like this:  “We don’t read for escapism.  We read to critique.”