I know I mentioned this before . But with Merlin being my top favorite show I couldn’t help get a little inspiration from the show for my novel.
I’m sure all writers do this. You read a novel or 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 .
And although your characters might resemble other characters from fictional worlds once a writer starts writing the characters become their own .
For instance in my work in progress novel During the Blue Hour there are three characters from Merlin that have influenced two of my characters .
So the first one is the character Merlin himself. Even though my book has nothing to do with sorcerers or witches the character Merlin embodies the love interest Adrian within my novel . Who I see as sort of resembling dark Merlin when I see merlin ready to use his magic against an opponent.
My character Adrian although is very dark and stays dark and doesn’t get to really see the softer side of him.
Think of if Merlin was turned into a more edgier darker character than he was already. I mean those scenes where the ones would get him mad . They were intense .
Another character is Kilgharrah the great dragon . Since I loved and enjoyed the characteristics and qualities he had when I first created my earthdiver raven character I thought of Kilgharrah .
A character who basically talks in riddles and doesn’t tell the whole truth. I feel like that was strongly Kilgharrah .
I mean when reading my earthdiver character . People will not really notice but the idea behind his character is because of my love for the Great Dragon character Kilgharrah.
And the third character I use as influence is Arthur. My earthdiver raven character when transforming into his human form has the qualities and characteristics of Arthur and will even look like him a little bit. The first glimpse of his human form can be seen briefly in my chapter 2.
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