The Writing Life
One of the greatest
joys of writing is
meeting great new characters. We may have an idea of what a character
should look like and act like, but it’s not until we’ve exercised that
character in a number of situations that we truly begin to understand
what makes him tick.
Perhaps more importantly, the best characters are not invented; they
are discovered. Like meeting a new friend, getting to know a character
takes time. Since taking your character out to lunch or on a date may
warrant stares or even an unplanned vacation, this section of our Tips
and Techniques deals with ways to become better acquainted with a
character in the privacy of your own home.
Just remember: characters are people too.
tips, worksheets, and discussions, order your own copy of the
Inspiration for Writers Tips and Techniques Workbook.
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