I had an interesting thought today about changing the past, and I realized that this scenario would really help writers get in touch with the backstory and personality of their characters! Answer each question from the point of view of your character. :) You've had more than your fair share of problems in your life, haven't you? What exactly happened in your past? Abuse? Trauma; the death of a loved one perhaps? Were you abandoned, or worse, taken? How does it affect you now? Anxiety? Depression? Nightmares? A fear of the dark? Do you look over your shoulder constantly, waiting for some hovering shoe to drop? And how does it affect your friends, and loved ones? Do they worry for you? Or worse, do they fear you? Fear explosive outbursts of rage, or fear losing you? Once you've answered these questions, tell me. Would you change it? If I were able to go back and change your life from the very beginning, would you allow me to do so? You would grow up, happy and normal, in a two parent home. Maybe with a sibling or two. No abuse, or trauma, or bulling. No more anxiety or depression. No more nightmares. Before you answer me though, consider this. Your whole life would change. Any friends you have made, any lovers you have met, would be gone from your memory and life. They wouldn't know you, and you wouldn't know them. Your husband or wife wouldn't even know you exist. Any children you have would cease to be. Of course, you wouldn't remember them either, so you wouldn't miss them. So tell me. Would it be worth it? Knowing all of this, would you allow me to change your past for the better? One last question before I go: Why? Explain your answer to me.