Maybe one of the most interesting part of being a writer or at least an aspiring writer is getting the ability to live someone else’s life.
You can live through your writing the life of someone similar to you or someone totally different, or someone who you would like to be, it doesn’t really matter.
As for me the characters I love more and I enjoy more to write about are those whose lives I would like to live or the ones I’d never dare to live, like the villains.
It’s not a secret I’m a bit boring and I live a very anonymous life. However, giving a hint of my character to my fictional creations, I can write scenes where I live fully, I dare, I fight, I ride horses, I find a dragon, I use magic and so on…
Likewise, when I read a book or I watch a film or a TV show, when I see a character I like, I start to think how she’s so much better compared to me and how much I would like to be more like her.
True is that, if you take this awe and admiration as push to improve yourself, it might be useful as well.
Following I decided to make a list of fictional characters – it doesn’t matter if from books, films, TV shows, manga or anime – whom I’d love to be alike, at least for a piece of their behavior or attitude!
Katniss Everdeen from Hunger Games: I’d love her strength, her practical expertise and her ability to land on her feet after a fall.
Hermione Granger from Harry Potter series: I love her knowledge, her ability to remember so many things after reading them only once.
Sara Lance from Arrow universe: I love her strength and commitment. She’s just cool.
Claire Randall Fraser from Outlander: I’d love to have her spirt of adaptation and her ability to heal won’t hurt either.
Lagertha from Vikings: She’s strong, she’s a warrior and only a greater good can convince her to come to a compromise.
Charlie from Supernatural: she’s smart and nerdy, bust she’s brave as well, sometimes pushing herself over her limits.
Mrs. Errol, mother of Little lord Fauntleroy: she’s a great mother and a great woman. I wish I could be like her.
Molly Weasley from Harry Potter series: she’s a great mother too. I might identify a couple of traits with her as she worries about everybody and caring for them; but at the same time, she’s strong and brave and daring. She can endure whatever pain and offence, but if you’re touching the family, you’re in deep trouble.
Robin from One Piece: she’s a pirate, the one kind I love most – which is the villain with a big heart – but she’s extremely cultured, brave and strong.
I think that’s it, there might be more, but I’m still on time for a later update!
Actually, writing down the names I realized I have a pattern.
I’d basically love to be braver, stronger, a better mother and have a wider culture.
What I can promise you is that I’ll try my best to be braver, stronger and a better mother. Not sure of what the result will be, but still I’ll do it!
How about you, my dear readers?
Is there anybody you’re admiring so much that you would like to be more like her or him?
Let me know in the comments below!