Updated: Aug 21, 2018
Charley is flawed. She likes herself better than anyone else and has no patience with
those who challenge her judgment. Her longest relationships are with people she
hires; they seem to be genuinely fond of her and completely loyal, but somehow we
suspect her generosity is a key ingredient in cementing their relationships. And—at
least so far as we know—she has no friends pre-dating her wealth—just parents and
an ex-husband who seem just fine with her absence.
Could I create a perfect character? After all, it’s fiction. But no, I can’t even imagine
how dull a “perfect” character would be. Like in real life, the most interesting people
are different and rule-breakers. I have to let Charley be Charley and take me
wherever she leads me, inappropriate language and all.