The question is why would one author a story that one did not want
to live as a character?

     Understanding the willingness and motivation of the transition from
author to character is critical understanding the return trip.

     Unwillingness to be the character leads to unwillingness to be the

     This is important, because most people are trying to become the
author in order to change the character to make themselves more willing
to be the character, thus they never make it.

     The last time they were author, they made themselves an unwilling
character, who is to say they won't make it worse the next time they are
in author mode?

     Thus unwillingness to be the character leads to unwillingness to be
the author, and unwillingness to be the author makes it impossible to
change the character.

     The author does not create from character motivations, yet somehow
the twain must meet for a transition to occur both ways.

     If the character can not find SOME appreciation for the work of
himself as author, he will never be able to change his condition.


In article  you wrote:
> Homer said:
>>    Virtue for the Author is not the same as virtue for the characters.
> True.  I actually remember a frightening example of the author-character 
> relationship.  First I remembered a terrifying and tragic incident while 
> working on a somatic.    It was this lifetime but I had completely 
> suppressed it - I had not a clue.   In resolving this incident I began 
> to have flashbacks of earlier moments that led up to this event.  In one 
> of those moments I was in a higher state of consciousness and was 
> devising the way things would unfold; actually setting it all up, 
> creating it.  I wouldn't say I was the ultimate author, but I had author 
> priveledges and was shaping events.  So as the author, the story was 
> important, but the trials and tribulations (and pain) of my character 
> were of NO CONCERN.  That's the FRIGHTENING part.  As an author it's 
> fine to write that the hero of the story "arched in bone splitting pain 
> and the bullet passed through his shoulder blade" but the character is 
> probably not smiling about it.  However, the ultimate author knows it's 
> all just a story, an illusion cast in the world of duality.  In this 
> instance all turned out well (miraculously! - just as the author 'wrote' 
> it to) and the I survived.  Still, I don't much like being a pawn 
> anymore, even if it's of myself.  Even if I had read the script and 
> known the outcome I absolutely would have declined the part.  Probably 
> ..... maybe.
>   Pip
> Tue Sep  7 21:37:55 EDT 2010

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