Actually, I've learned over the years that it's best not to argue. In fact, I resign myself to playing the role of a scribe. It just works better that way. It seems as if every character that comes through as a part of any story that I write, whether major or minor, wants to be seen or heard in THEIR way. And I suppose that's their right, after all. The writer/scribe is, in truth, a spectator, a witness to someone else's/something else's story. Because, we have to remember that character is sometimes not just a WHO, but also a WHAT personified. So saying, if I'm respectful of their existence, my characters and I tend to get along much better than when I insist to tell their story my way.