Originally Posted by Steven Lyle Jordan
You've got me; but I definitely fall into the latter camp. I often think of the former camp is simply fooling themselves: Ascribing characters that the author created to telling the author's story, out of the author's control, sounds mildly schizophrenic. But yeah, whatever works.
I know. When I hear people say they have to write because of the voices in their heads, I get a little weirded out, but as best I can tell they are serious.
I don't think I can imagine characters so real they talk to me or have their own emotions/drives. And I also think those that work that way are really doing it subconsciously and working things out. .... but yeah, schizophrenic...