Nathan Bransford asked a few posts ago, “If you could be a character in any book, who would it be?”
He had a lot of responses, some I was close to wishing for, but to this day, I still can’t think of who I would want to be. It seemed most responses leaned to fantasy, entering a netherworld of some sort. The closest I could imagine would be a character in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. But that was chocolate inspired—not character,
I also thought I’d want to be Garrison Keillor, but he’s a real person. And the more I thought, the more “real” people I came up with. I also came up with characters that I identified with, but still I wouldn’t want to be them. I identify with Forrest Gump (in the book more than the movie) because of the mishaps he creates (see last post), and when I do something stupid, I say to myself, “I is just an idiot.” But I would not want to be him.
What about you? Is there a character you would want to be? Identify with?