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So I am on the third season on sex and the city. Carrie Bradshaw maybe just a character in a season for 'grown' women to watch, but she is very inspirational. I used to want to be a journalist but things have changed, I'm going college in september starting an acting class, yet I love to write. Am I making the right choice? I love being a different person because being me is hard. So my question is... does every writer want to be their main male/female character in their books? If anyone reads this comment an answer. I know I would like to be a character in my books...

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Comment by Tor on July 24, 2012 at 3:36pm
Hi Taryn. I have to say no, I wouldn't want to be either of the lead females in my book! I think writing and acting are pretty close (and I do both), it's all escapism :)
Comment by Taryn Jones on July 24, 2012 at 4:43pm
'Escapism'... from reality or self?
Comment by Aoife Marie Sheridan on July 24, 2012 at 4:51pm
Hi Taryn. My name is Aoife . The main character in my book is what a call the perfect me, you can see traces of me in her but she is everything I would love to be. Even in appearance as well as confidence and her personality hope this helps. you can visit my website to meet my main character Sarajane.
Comment by Taryn Jones on July 24, 2012 at 8:03pm
Hi Aoife (Awsome name by the way) I get what you mean, sometimes I just write stories not with that much of a storyline but just based on one pwerful beautiful main woman who like you is like the perfect me, even things I write about the character's powers/great aspects, I oddly envy. Also I will visit your website sometime. Thanks for commenting.
Comment by Tor on July 25, 2012 at 2:41am
Escapism from reality. It's why I got into acting, I get to do things that people don't often get to do in 'real' life.
Comment by Taryn Jones on July 25, 2012 at 10:49pm
To be honest that's a great way to put Tori 'From reality' I wanted to do acting to be some-one else not to esacpe reality thanks for that point.
Comment by Tor on July 25, 2012 at 11:26pm
So you don't consider wanting to be someone else as escaping reality?
Comment by Taryn Jones on July 25, 2012 at 11:48pm

No because if your character in the script is like a normal shop keeper with a burdened past then your not escaping reality, your escaping your own troubles to have someone's other troubles and have a better point of veiw then you do of your own.

Comment by Geoff Hall on July 26, 2012 at 7:09pm

Hi Taryn,

I'm currently writing a screenplay that has three women playing lead roles, so no, I wouldn't want to play my lead character(s).

Whilst I'm pretty underwhelmed with life at the moment, I have no desire to escape this reality. I don't think we can change things by escaping. We need to find new ways of engaging with the mess and make a difference and for me that is through the arts, through writing, filming etc.

I wish you well.


Comment by Taryn Jones on July 27, 2012 at 12:58am

Thanks Geoff for commenting, I apperciate your opinion, I hope your screen play goes well and like my comment above says, what ever role you play in film/ tv series etc. You can never escape reality unless your on mars killing aleins.

I wish you all the best for your play and life changing experiences.



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