Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Know Your Characters

To better understand the importance of knowing your characters through and through (the old saying, you should know what they had for breakfast and what's in their closet), try writing a very short story, of any genre, in which your main character is a very close friend or relative. Since you'll be working with a character that is fully fleshed-out and real in your mind, you'll find that writing the story is that much easier. And you'll come to understand this maxim more readily: know your characters.

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