A character may behave in any number of ways. Although as the writer I should have final say. Right?
Some writers believe characters take control of the story. Other writers are quite sure they’ve got the characters under their thumb. Or keyboard as the case may be.
And sometimes it seems that each type of writer suspects the other type of lying or maybe not even being very good.
Since I can’t be in your brain, I have to trust you know how yours works. Not that I’d be able to make any sense of it were I in there. I can’t figure out my own most of the time.
Anyway. For story number five I have a main character who I don’t like very much. And I couldn’t not figure out what to do with him at the end, and he wasn’t telling me anything–probably knew better, the weasel. But I want him to be sympathetic or maybe understandable to readers. Hmmm. He doesn’t behave. Nor is he as bad as he could be.
And the girl–what is with her?
Have you ever written characters your ambivalent about? Is that a problem? How much should you, do you, like your characters and why?