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Pinterest Sarah Lee In fiction, character is almost everything. Each of us is, in any given moment, the sum total of our temperament and experiences up to that point.
Our baggage and idiosyncrasies may be suggested in our appearance; but much is invisible to the world. We all know that if there are three people in a room, each will tell a different story about what happened there — so character determines the story itself. But it also determines what will unfold — the plot.
A comprehensive in Exeter? Raised in the shadow of three older siblings? Or alone with a single mum? You must know his passions loves pugs?
First world war history? Once you know this person as well as you know yourself or betterand once you put him, or her, in a particular place in a particular time, your character can only really act or react in a limited number of ways. He will notice only certain things, and those things only from a particular perspective; he will interact with others as only he can.
So much about a character is invisible, in fiction as in real life; but what lies beneath the surface will affect every aspect of your story.Jennifer McMahon, bestselling author of several books, including THE ONE I LEFT BEHIND, shares 7 tips for how to write a book and get it published.
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"My best advice about writer's block is: the reason you're having a hard time writing is because of a conflict between the GOAL of writing well and the FEAR of writing badly.
Drawing on decades of experience, this book contains Hemingway’s views on what it is to be a writer, including specific advice and tips on the writing craft, developing good working habits and discipline.
Rutherhagen, Peter / Getty Images Writing a novel can be a messy undertaking. The editing process will go easier if you devote time to plot in the beginning. For some writers, this means an outline; others work with index cards, putting a different scene on each one.