'You' being all my characters, across all my WIPs.
I'm in the process of identifying the issues I keep coming up agaisnt when writing and solving them. The biggest one at the moment is characters.
I don't feel like I know any of them.
I can create ideas and vivid images of them in my mind, doing all they do, saying all they say, but I always feel distant to them. It stops me from doing much empathetic writing and makes scenes feel hollow and, with afterthought, unwanted.
How does one connect with their own characters? I'm finding that I can only write well if I have no thought of this at all - then my mind just seems to make the links happen. I don't want that to be the way I write - in phases. I've worked out that I need to solve these problems, but I don't know how.