Have your characters every talked you out of doing something you were sure you would do?
"Not yet. But I'm sure they are planning on it. ;-)" - Heidi Kling, author of Sea.
"Not really. My characters are fairly obedient. They fall in love when they're supposed to, and stay dead when they get killed." - Karen Kincy, author of Other.
"All the time. But I'm very much a seat-of-the-pants writer. I have to flail around a lot before I get to the final version of the story. I just think of it as them trying different routes on their way to the goal." - Brenna Yovanoff, author of The Replacement.
"Yes. I often think when I start a scene that I know exactly how it is going to end. But usually my characters have a different idea of how the story really needs to go." - Bree Despain, author of The Dark Divine.
"Yes! Originally in Selling Hope, it was Hope’s father’s idea to sell the “anti-comet pills.” But Hope kept wanting this idea to be hers; she was the one who hated life on the vaudeville circuit, after all, and needed the money to get out. Needless to say, it changed Hope’s character and the entire plot. Sneaky girl, that Hope." - Kristin Tubb, author of Selling Hope.
Stop by Thursday to learn if the rest of the authors have ever been overruled by the characters!