...that when a person sets out to emulate a prominent author, pilgrameges to homesteads, bookshops, vacation homes, and possible sites of the writing process are encouraged and expected. But when a person sets out to emulate a character from one of these authors, they are seen as being ridiculous, silly, and wasting their time?
Is it just because authors are real people, whereas characters are fictional?
Sometimes I would like to behave as certain fictional characters. Just saying.