Originally Posted by some_kinda_superstar
Do you ever find that your characters start to boss you around? Have you ever started writing a story with specific intentions, but your characters refuse to cooperate?

I have often found that characters I write take on a life of their own. They do things I don't want them to do, and take on character traits I never intended for them. Quite often a story will come out completely different to how I originally planned it, simply because one or more of the characters had a will of their own.

So, does this happen to anyone else, or am I just crazy?
I have this problem but with canon characters writing themselves into my stories. The co-op challenge I had never intended for Snape to be in the story, but he wrote himself in. Thankfully, he behaved himself.

The story I just wrote from one of my class finals, Fred and George hijacked the story. And now, I have Lee Jordan forcing his way in.

I decided not to fight them. They probably know what it right for the story. I just let them go and type what they tell me to.

It can be fun...