Think about the sort of superpowers you might like to have. What would be on your list?
- x-ray vision
- predicting the future
When I'm writing a new character I've get given the gift of x-ray vision and you do too. I can see all the way through my character. I know about her physically, what she looks like, what she smells like and how she likes to colour her hair even though she thinks everyone else thinks it's natural - yeah right! I can even tell you her blood group if I want and about her childhood illnesses. I know her traits, her characteristics, all the things she loves and hates. I know her weaknesses, her fears and her vulunerabilities. I know what she does when nobody else is around and I know her favourite music and her favourite books and her favourite friends. I also know the thoughts she holds and the things she says to others and the things that she holds back. I can even see and create her future - I can make it rosy and bright or completely screw it up. I can predict whether she will find love or live forever on her own. I can influence whether she will overcome what's been holding her back or whether she'll remain in that horrid stuck place making the same mistakes over and over. I alone have the power to create her ending.
Isn't is amazing that something like writing should open us to this whole avenue of superpowers. One word of warning though - don't let the power go to your head. Use it wisely!