‘A friend and I roleplay characters by writing letters to each other.’
How great is that?
One of the best tools I found for getting into my MC’s voice was the Absolute Write Water Cooler’s blog train of this month – a character interview. But going on from this, the above idea adds some oomph to keeping hold of that voice.
I added a comment to Tanya’s post –
Wow, that’s a great idea. Now I need to find somebody in my own genre – all my writing friends write in YA or fantasy, and don’t want a character letter from a psychopath or forensic psychologist – the characters in my own WIP. Hmmm, or do they?
And anyone writing about a vampire baron, or adventuring teen might appreciate getting a letter from my forensic psychologist, right? Right?
Anyway, if anybody is up for a character correspondence, please contact me.