Let me tell you how the tv show Merlin inspired my current characters for my work in progress werewolf novel During the Blue Hour. I probably talked about this before but my love of Merlin the tv show has spanned many years since the show aired on BBC.
I’m sure all writers do this. You read a novel or a watch a show and then while writing, some qualities of who you watched or read spills over into your manuscript. Most writers don’t do this intentionally but are therefore influenced by their favorite characters .
I’m currently rewatching a tv show that I have watched a dozen times before. One of my favorites actually. It is the BBC show Merlin that premiered back in 2008. When I say this is one of my favorite shows. It’s like number one of my favorites .
How do you feel as a writer reading books outside the genre or subject you write while writing?