The guy in the middle is the writer.
His name is Elmo.
He wants to write an action adventure novel, or a paranormal romance, or... maybe eve a western. Possibly a suspense/ thriller.
The problem is, Elmo's kind of geeky. His life is average. He plays online games a lot and hangs out on Facebook because in-person crowds make him nervous. Girls don't think he's cute, but he'd like a hot date.
His dog likes him, and he saved the neighbor's cat from being run over by heroically dashing out into the street, grabbing it up and diving for the grass but landing on the pavement instead.
The cat freaked, and scratched Elmo's arms and back. Elmo broke his right big toe trying to run away.
Do you think Elmo, as Elmo, will make a strong narrator?
Does he need to change his personality to be a strong narrator?
Is anyone going to want to read what Elmo writes if he's writing using his real identity? He can't make life work in his favor. Do you really think that makes him qualified to be a strong writer?
You and I can be supportive and tell him it's the power of his desires and his imagination that will make his fiction both dramatic and compelling.
But Elmo wouldn't believe us.
Elmo's praying for that full-blown full-moon transformation to become someone people will want to listen to.
So he's thinking- nice guy or evil wild man?
Which way to go? Who would be the better writer?
We really and truly are someone different when we write successfully, but the question is the same as every werewolf has faced throughout the centuries- can we control who or what we become when the full moon of writing illuminates the inner recesses of our minds and hearts?