Some characters we pre-make and spend hours developing. We do endless research, and sometimes that character isn't finished until at least a week. We spend a lot of time and put some serious effort into these characters, ensuring that they are perfect for the tale we want to tell. However, sometimes our characters just create themselves. We stand there at the drawing block or writing prompt and realize that we know who this person is already without even having imagined them. These kinds of characters speak to you, tell you what to put down. Sometimes they tell us exactly who they are quickly, sometimes we just learn as we type. Sometimes they aren't as good as the fleshed out by hand characters, sometimes they are better. Even sometimes on a rare occasion they make us alter the setting or some part of the story to fit them in they are that good. Sometimes they are so horribly obnoxious that we find clever ways to off them. Either way, what are some of your favourite characters that you didn't have to put as much effort into making? Like the inspiration hit you and this character was born from it? Did you have to alter your story at all to make them? My Answers: What are some of your favourite characters that you didn't have to put as much effort into making? Like the inspiration hit you and this character was born from it? Did you have to alter your story at all to make them? Clint Ramsden He is one of my favourite characters that managed not only to fully create themselves but make me change the location of the story because I wanted to fit him into the story so badly. And why does he make me so happy? Because he's the first really strong character that has ever came to mind for me. He's dealt with cruel deeds and basically said 'Fuck you, life, I'm doing me.' When he spoke to me, he reminded me so much of my friend's grandfather that I had to fit him in.