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Fiction Writer Interview – Question 4

Happy Sunday to you all!

Hope reading and writing are giving you joy, peace, and satisfaction.

Writing is a passion that fills the empty spaces in life. Plenty of those.

This is the fourth question from my interview with Ms. Riya Yadav.

If you missed the third question – What Influences a Person to Begin Reading? – then please watch it here.

Which Fictional Character Has Inspired Me?

This question brought back memories and feelings that time had buried somewhere deep in my heart.

Opinions, experiences, and thoughts that you can relate to.

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31 Comments on “Which Fictional Character Has Inspired Me?

  1. Loved the film version of Charlotte’s Web as I found it touching; beautifully crafted and funny. 😁👏 Have never read the book though.

    • It’s a wonderful book, Ken. The movie is great too. But for me, the book always ranks slightly higher than its movie version. I think words grip a person tighter than the visual representation. Thanks for giving Charlotte’s Web your vote of confidence. Means a lot! 🙂

      • Oh I agree completely Terveen, books are often better than the movie adaptations! 😁👍 As they can miss details that only books could describe. You’re welcome, glad it helps! 😁🙏

  2. Interesting that you were first inspired by a spider (I agree, great story). With me it was stories about heroic dogs. I don’t even remember the authors names, though something like Kjelland comes to mind.
    I guess it’s no wonder that so many kids books anthropomorphize animals. Makes me want to look into the psychology of that.

    • Heroic dogs are the best. I think children, even at a young age, can recognize loyalty and goodness, and it seems animals deserve more credit for this than humans. No wonder, so many books and movies for children have animals or other non human characters. Adults may wish to be fooled but children are smarter at perceiving. Thank you so much, Bob. 🙂

  3. I loved ‘Charlotte’s Web’ ; for me the fictional character that most inspired me was Holden Caulfield in ‘The Catcher in the Rye’; I loved his wry sense of humor, his sensitivity , his seeing through the phoniness around him and , yes, his eloquence 🙂

    • I can see why this character appealed to you, John. He’s everything that we probably would aspire to be. It’s that basic human touch and relatability that we yearn for. The light in the dark, the hope in the despair. Thank you so much for sharing this. 🙂

  4. Love E. B. White. Although I’ve never read “Charlotte’s Web”, I read his essays and really enjoy them. It has a sense of humor which he is almost shy to express. Love the ending of your video. “You just have to hang on there.” LOL. That’s so beautiful.

    • Yes, I agree, Haoyan. And those words sometimes come back to haunt me. I just let them do what they want, and I keep moving forward like there is no other way. 🙂

  5. I love the fact that you chose a gutsy spider as your favourite literary character and influence! Love listening to this interview – and the previous sections. But my favourite bits are the subtitles you put on it! This is so much fun, Terveen.

    • Thank you so much, Britta. I think along with the conscious thoughts, the subconscious also deserves to have a voice. I love adding those captions/subtitles. They speak on my behalf but have a mind of their own. Haha! And that gutsy spider still inspires me. 🙂

  6. I tried thinking if a fictional character inspired me, Terveen and for the life of me, I couldn’t think of one. haha. Well, Charlotte is a good inspiration. Well done.

  7. Interesting, Terveen. You are right, sometimes we forget that animals can have a literary influence on us from an early age. This has made me reminisce on books like the Jungle Book and the books written by Dr.Seuss, which I read as a child. Thank you for bringing back those memories.

    • Thank you, Davy, for sharing a glimpse of your childhood. Animals and children share an unspoken bond. It could be that both aren’t tainted by the demerits of the world around them. Innocent vibes often intertwine. 🙂

  8. Love this series, and I too loved that book. I also loved the movie. Thank you for always sharing yourself with us, Terveen. Happy weekend, my friend. ☺️

  9. What a hard question, hence I love the slow approach! I enjoy that this has me thinking about the question myself, though I confess myself unable to settle on one . . . 🙂

    • Haha. I know it’s tough to settle on one. I guess in my case, it was a time in my life when I really needed to believe that good friends do exist and I’ll finally find some. Thank you so much, Jaya. 🙂

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