To those of you that followed my AtoZChallenge posts, you will have no doubt met Brother Jack.
Brother Jack is my new co-host, if you will, and will be a central character in one of my future novels.
He has been quite the character to get to know, and I was wondering, those of you that have read his posts, what did you think of him?
I am interested because while I have yet to start researching Brother Jack’s novel, I feel that I have a good enough grasp on his character to maybe give him some outings in shorter fiction, maybe to build up his back story a little bit.
Have you ever had a character that just came and grabbed you by the throat? When Brother Jack came to me, he stormed into my mind and demanded I listen to him.
It is the first time I have been struck so severely by a character, and I have to say, I kind of like it. The words for his posts just flowed.
It helps that he is bat shit crazy, and I don’t need to think about crossing any lines with him. Any line encountered will be stomped over, pissed on and left to rot in the fading light of yesterday.
I am not sure yet how I am going to work him. He cannot be a standalone central character, he needs someone to play off, but whether I make him the villain or a dark hero. That is the question.
In any case I am going to have fun writing him, and can see it being a relationship that lasts a long time.
But tell me, enough about Brother Jack for now, which of your characters have reached out to you the strongest? How did that relationship with them end? I can imagine that sometimes, just like in life, even the strongest connection does not guarantee a happy ever after for both parties involved.