Monday, December 12, 2011

Literary Litany II

Orson Scott Card, one of my favorite writers (and an excellent teacher of the craft of fiction), reminds us that as novelists we are biographers of our characters.

Keep in mind that you are writing biography: a detailed exposition of your character’s thoughts and words and actions, their past, and their motivations (desires and fears). Scene by scene, let your characters reveal themselves through their thoughts, words and actions.

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