In other news, I found the statuette from a cheerleading trophy today, for whatever that’s worth.

There’s no two ways about it: as a writer I put my characters through hell. Partly this is to dramatic effect: conflict creates story, and partly it is to comedic effect: struggle creates comedy, but one thing is for sure: as the omniscient creator of these characters and their world I’m not a terribly benevolent overlord.

It’s not going to be easy, I try to console them when they curse my name, but it’s going to be worth it. Please trust me.

And it’s true: I just finished writing a chapter in which the main character’s struggles pay off handsomely. It costs him everything, and doesn’t get everything he wants, but he is completely remade into a stronger person with a future ahead of him that want there before.

I can only hope the teller of my own story will be so generous.

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on April 16, 2019.

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