Here is the 3rd installment of Authors Answer. This weeks question was about writing characters with different beliefs than your own.
I have to let you know that this is the 666th post on this blog. And what a wonderful coincidence that there is something that matches this week’s question very well. Common in fantasy fiction, we often have an all powerful antagonist, and sometimes they are demons.
Question 3: How difficult do you find it to write characters who have vastly different beliefs than you?
Okay, so in full disclosure, I’m not sure I’ve really written a character yet who has a vastly different belief system than I do. I’ve written characters with different genders, ages, educations, and socioeconomic classes, but those characters still bear my own Midwest sensibilities.
The closest I can come to answering this question is with regard to a short story project that I’m currently researching. Several years ago, an event happened in my small town in which people’s values were challenged by a…
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