Characters develop a mind of their own.

All authors and writers know what I am talking about when I say, ” Characters develop a mind of their own.” I guess while you’re sleeping they’re out roaming around doing stuff which they tell you about the next day when you sat down to continue the book. LOL!

When I started the book “UnHoly Pursuit: The Devil On My Trail,” I intended to be one book of about 400-600 pages. I definitely didn’t foresee a series let alone a saga. It’s like after I started to develop Ana BuFaye’s personality she sort of  took on a life of her own. Her adventures, drama together with Ashton and apart from him pulled in more and more characters. Actually, she was a hardest character to develop. I think the  protagonist and the  antagonist (s) are always the hardest to develop in any novel. 

I wanted her to a kind person with a heart of gold but not society’s idea of a kind person. I wanted her to have a backbone. I deliberately steered away from the traditional idea of a woman in love.

I wanted her to behave more like a flesh and blood grown woman would behave. I didn’t want her to be too soft because after all she’s in love with Azazel and  I felt it would take a strong woman to handle that much ego. LOL!  He was once a heavenly prince, a member of the heavenly army, a king and progenitor of his own world, an ancient god, a Watcher and many other things. So yes, he has plenty of attitude, And he’s capable of being mean, crabby, and down right cruel. In many ways he’s very narcissistic. I wanted her to be  strong enough to stand up to him and tell him she will not tolerate his insidious behavior and if he wanted to be with her then he better behave better. Not that he shows the ‘Azazel’ side which everyone else sees to her but it’s there. He shows it when she isn’t around.

I wanted her to be an assertive woman who stood up for herself and wasn’t too soft to throw a punch if need.

The other characters grew also, so that’s where the series come from. And this doesn’t include building a futuristic world that people could relate to.

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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6 Responses to Characters develop a mind of their own.

  1. Alisha White says:

    That’s what makes Ana BuFaye unique. She’s tough when she needs to be and gentle when she wants to be.

    On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 12:59 AM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra

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  2. Lisa Warner says:

    Ana Bufaye is an amazing character. A reader can see that a lot of thought was put into creating her.

    On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 12:59 AM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra

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  3. Dave Hurst says:

    I love the fact that you made her personality as a real woman would probably think and act. Not some insecure heroine who needs constant assurance. Adding the child heightened the stories not drag them down. Thanks for not killing off every one. You can only read so many like that before they start to bore you. You found something else to do with your characters than kill them.

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    • Thank you Dave. I thought adding a girl child would heighten the sensitivity of the story too. I know it’s more popular to add a little boy if there’s a child but I guess I’m not good with traditions. 🙂


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