Character Definition One: The qualities that make a person different from others. Strength and originality in a person's nature. A person's good reputation.
Well, now! I am absolutely different from others. A true original. Hey I'm me and ain't nobody like me! I am also a person of nature, since I do like to hug trees, on occasion and enjoy communing with the flowers and fauna. A good reputation? Ha! Well, that all depends upon whom you ask.
Definition Two: A person in a novel, play, movie or TV show. An eccentric or amusing character.
As a writer of novels and screenplays, I believe one must inhabit each and every character in one's musings. Example: I'm a ten year old girl who is bullied at school. Or... I'm a cold-blooded murderer. Yikes! Luckily, I've never written about or been either. On the other hand, a good writer can, should, must be able to imagine from their life's experiences and of course, by extensive research, anyone and anything.
To me, character is who you are in your soul. Once a character leaves this earth, do their souls still have character? I have no idea, but I'm not ready to find out. While still walking this dusty earth, this terra firma, yes, I am a character with loads of character, a silly, amusing character who writes silly, amusing characters. And I wouldn't have it any other way. So here's to having character and always being one!
ABOUT LINDY MICHAELS
In her youth, Lindy Michaels was an actor and dancer. She is a writer of novels and screenplays and is also a book/script analyst and writer's mentor. Between 1972 - 1987 she owned LA's first children's bookshop, OF BOOKS AND SUCH. The movie You've Got Mail was based on her life, except for the fact, she jokes, "There was no email back in the 70's and I didn't marry Tom Hanks!" Her four novels, CRONES AMONG US A City Slickers For Menopausal Women, THE GHOSTS OF WINTHROP MANOR (Beetlejuice Meets Analyze This), THE GODDESS (and I'm not talking Marilyn Monroe, here!) and her sequel to You've Got Mail, SWEET JUSTICE A Cautionary Tale Of Corporate Crapola can all be found on Amazon, by searching her name. She prides herself on tackling social issues and finding the humor in them.