Tag: Characters

Discovery through Story

by Sulari Gentill Part 2: Characters When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature. – Ernest Hemmingway In the space of time it takes to read a book, the reader comes to know a character, to discover his or her strengths and flaws, fears and dreams, to make a friend or find a foe. For every hour that the gentle reader spends this way, the author must spend many days discovering the person they have created. The process by which each author does this varies from those who first map…

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