Giving my characters pets has helped me overcome some tricky writing situations. From enhancing my characters to moving plots forward these furry characters have at times been my saving grace.
I am a pet person and the owner of a small gang of unruly cats and an over excited dog. As an enthusiastic pet owner I often project human traits onto my animals. I am always talking to my cats and dog. They all have elaborate fictional histories and we often speak to one of my cats about his time as a stowaway on an old sailing boat in the eighteenth century.
In our house we all communicate with each other through the language of barks, meows, hisses, growls, shouts and howls. I also have a husband and two teenage children. We all communicate with each other through the language of eye rolls, sarcasm, food and wi-fi but that’s another…
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