How Do Your Characters Grow

May 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm (Uncategorized)

I don’t know how other authors feel when they read books by others, but my brain will not allow me to just read for pleasure anymore (yes, I am cursed).  Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your view, that WB entity that I have must analyze what it was that made the book a good, average, or uninteresting one to me.   Of course, the answer is always, CHARACTERS.  How are yours?   Do you know them?  Really know them?  Do they speak to you?  If not, perhaps you need to get to know them better.  Even though playing God to all the people in the book and dragging them around for your pleasure is fun, it does NOT make for good reading.  Let them tell the story by their actions.

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