NaNoWriMo Day 12: Legend Stan Lee on Writing Characters

Frankly, I’ve been having a bit of writer’s block lately. Past bad habits are rearing their ugly, distracting heads. Currently, I’m hovering around 11-12,000 words. I’m not really counting, at the moment. Just trying to keep writing, keep some momentum going.

On a sad note, I just heard the news that Stan Lee has passed away. He was truly a legend. He brought life and creativity into everything he worked on. As a writer, I admired him very much and he will greatly be missed.

A couple months ago, I found this snippet of an interview with Stan Lee. He was talking about where his characters come from during the writing process. I thought it was an insightful look into the mind of an amazing creator. How an author’s life influences the way they create characters and make them real. Here’s a brief excerpt from the clip:

“…I’m sure that every writer who writes any character… is taking this character from experiences he’s had, from people he’s known, from other things he’s read. Everything we experience is somehow stored in our mind. Even if you have a horrible memory like I do, it’s still somewhere in your subconscious….”

If you’re interested, check out the full clip. In the midst of a stint of writer’s block, he inspires me to keep writing from the heart.

Rest in peace to a real-life superhero, Stan Lee.


Write with Heart,

Lady Jabberwocky

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