For everyone, the Imagination is located in Planet Brain. And in the middle of Planet Brain is a little adoption centre, where you can come up with your own characters to use in a story, poem, or script. Or you can borrow others, like Lexie (the writer of this) borrowed me off Lewis Carroll.
Characters are everything in books; they’re what bring the story to life, in fact. Just imagine a story WITHOUT characters:
Characters are just like people, and they exist somewhere, even before being created. And stories without them would be like bread without butter, tea without milk, cakes without sugar… Nothing can happen without characters to help it along, whether it’s humans, animals, ghosts, vampires or aliens.
It was a cold and windy day. The storm raged on. Villages were destroyed. The End.
Some people would say that characters always exist in the brain, you just have to look for them and develop them by adding more characteristics. But, others say that characters don’t just exist, and you have to spend a lot of time creating them from scratch using your imagination. Personally, I believe that in your brain are all types of characters which you have unconsciously created, and that all you have to do is search through your imagination for the base of a character, and the create the smaller details.
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