Serendipity means a “happy accident” or “pleasant surprise”; a fortunate mistake. Specifically, the accident of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it. [-Wikipedia]
I experienced this in my writing today. A new character I had not planned for. An elderly homeless panhandler named Higgins. He provided vital information about the bad guys to the cops and insight into the identity of my female protag.
I won’t be seeing him again but Higgins left a bittersweet impression.
Has this ever happened to you?
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