I often wake up two different people. One of me is saying something out loud or on a computer. The other is curiously listening/reading to see what Talker Me is going to say.
This morning I woke up three people. Listener Me was spying on a verbal ping-pong of an interview by Talker Me 1 of Talker Me 2.
Then Body Me got impatient and got up to walk into the bathroom to pee. And all four personalities merged into ME.
Sounds like mental illness? No, I think this is something most of us writers do, although perhaps in a more controlled way. We become several different people and put us into a setting where we act out a story. Sometimes we've got an overall plan for the story. Sometimes we improvise it.
We are unlike those unlucky souls in asylums who don't know their imaginary visions are from within themselves. We know we're creating them. As time grows by we slowly gain some (but never complete) control of our dreams. And we begin to fashion them not only for our delight but the enjoyment of others. We become Deliberate Schizophrenics - also known as Authors.
_____________________________Back to the interview of Me by Me. My wakeup dream has now become a fun project - Laer Interviews Laer.
I want some help. What would you want to ask your favorite authors? What would you want to be asked if you were interviewed? Have you read interviews which gave you useful insights? Why did they work?
Erh, Body Me insists IT'S LUNCH TIME!!! By e e e ... . . . . .