Wednesday, March 25, 2009

CHARACTERS: Write 'em complex!

My hubby and I saw Slumdog Millionaire this week.

Very disturbing!

It's hard to watch how some people live. The poverty, abuse, child slavery...

But it's also really easy to forget. To get caught up in the comfortable details of my own life.

But still, I am haunted by this movie. In particular, by the character of Salim, (brother to the main character). As a writer I'm interested in Salim because he was so complex. Just when I thought I had him figured out, he'd surprise me with unexpected behavior. To a large extent, he was both villian and hero. A character to love and a character to hate.

The sort of character that I would love to write!

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