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My writing journey has begun. The road will have some bumps and detours. I only hope that the first hill is not too high, and the journey is long.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Intruding On My Characters

I seem to have a habit of intruding on my characters.  Instead of letting my character lead the story and having their dialogue and their actions tell the story, I seem to be narrating.  It is really a hard habit to break.  I must realize I cannot manipulate my characters, they should have a realism all their own  Learning to let them show the reader what they are doing and where their part in the story will go.  The more I train myself to stay focused and let my characters lead the way, the more readable my stories will be. 

My quest for this week is to re-write, and re-write.  Looking forward to a productive week.  Wishing the same to you!  I leave you with a few quotes that I have pinned up at my desk to keep me on track:

"You have to throw yourself away when you write." - Maxwell Perkins

"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try." - Beverly Sills

"All profoundly original work looks ugly at first." - Clement Greenberg

"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without words
And never stops - at all.".  - Emily Dickinson

"All glory comes from daring to begin." - Shakespeare, 'Coriolanus' 


Susan Barclay said...

I love those quotes - especially the Sills and Shakespeare!

Have nominated you for a super-easy blog award - hope you'll accept!

Anne Mackle said...

What good quotes to keep us all going.We just have to try our best.

Chris said...

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