Fangirling. Some people who have had the biggest effect on my life do not even exist. They are characters created by writers, whose lives exist entirely on the pages of books or through TV and movies. I rejoice when my beloved characters find true love, and I weep when they suffer loss. They inspire me and horrify me. These fictional people teach me lessons about living in the real world. These unreal people help me see reality more clearly.
(I won’t be delving into the actors who portray these characters. This isn’t going to be that kind of fangirling. I’m far more interested in the fictional characters than in the lives of celebrities, no matter how hot they are.)
With a Purpose. In my new blog series, I’ll be taking a closer look at some of my favorite characters from books, movies, and TV. I’ll be trying to learn from their creators so that I can craft characters that touch readers in the same way.
Join me as we Fangirl with a Purpose, starting with Daryl Dixon from AMC’s The Walking Dead. If you have any character requests, please leave them in the comments below.