Full disclosure time: Addiction will be playing a part in War of Nytefall: Ravenous. I didn’t want to touch on it at the beginning of the promo period because it’s a sensitive topic and I was unsure of myself. I planned on skipping it, but then added it at the last minute as a final topic. It was supposed to go throughout all of next week, but next Friday starts the October stuff. So, I switched that Questions 3 to here and figured that the weekend might give people more time to take on this subject.
Where to even begin? Well, I writing thoughts on it next week, so I’m not going to get too far into it. This is a raw and painful subject. I don’t have any personal experience with addiction. I’ve met people and had friends who have been addicts. Some managed to get better while others didn’t make it out. There doesn’t seem to be a one-size-fits-all thing here either. That’s why reading about experiences and talking to those who have been involved can help if you want to tackle this subject. Well, let’s open up the questions:
- Have you ever written a story with an addict as a character?
- What is something that you would add to an addicted character?
- What is something that people do with addicted characters that you think is wrong?