The Writing Life
One of the
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
for Writers Tips and Techniques Workbook.
assistance provided by Rhonda was
instrumental in taking me from the
beginning phase of writing to a
stage. I'm thrilled."