I suspect most writers quite like the characters that live in their books and minds. I really like Archie, unfortunately Archie is dead. Poor dead Archie. When Archie came to me he was already dead. One reason I like Archie so much is that he is based on Cary Grant – and who doesn’t like Cary Grant? Archie was a petty thief and con man, hiding out from some fellows he double crossed. Archie was handsome, well-dressed, well-spoken and a gentleman. Archie was in love – really in love, not just pretending in order to carry out a con – and that’s what got Archie killed. Poor dead Archie.
I guess in a way it’s good that Archie was already dead before I met him. I think I might have trouble killing him. I think of all the beloved characters in the Wizarding World that J.K Rowling killed – well, some died almost before she could stop it – it must have been devastating for her. I know I’d be quite distraught if Archie had been killed before I could stop it. However, Archie was already dead when I met him, so that makes it easier. Poor dead Archie.
I hope this isn’t weird. I mean, I like Archie almost more than I like real people, is that weird? Of course it’s weird – I’m weird. Which, in my opinion, makes me a good writer. I have a ridiculously vivid imagination and all sorts of crazy weird things go on in there! In any event, I look forward to putting Archie’s story to paper even though I already know how it ends. Poor dead Archie.