In direct contrast to my previous post, I have somehow reached a point where my characters are not speaking to me. This has caused much dismay, as I have tried to make my story character driven.
Do others have this problem? I think my mistake was that I started writing without having the story properly outlined. I am a plan type of person. Now that I am at the end, I am trying to bring it together, but my characters’ motivations are questionable, and they aren’t acting in any particularly focused manner.
I have heard (or read, at least) that it is productive to conduct an interview with the characters to determine what their motivation is. Although this feels a bit odd, I think I am at that point. Meanwhile, I would love to hear what others do when they feel like their story has lost focus / gone off track. How do you recover?