7 Tips for Introducing Your Characters7 Tips for Introducing Your Characters7 Tips for Introducing Your Characters1 month ago in Reviews & Guides
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 5 “Choosing and Designing Characters” – Section 3 “Introductions”
With Links to Supplementary Material
When a reader first picks up a book, they create an instant connection with the author of the story—formed through a required level of trust just so that the two of you can immerse yourselves in the world you have created. The writer and the reader are, at that point, friends or pleasant acquaintances; and at that moment of relationship and immersion into the realm of story, the characters become just as real as the reader/writer relationship. The writer, in this situation, has the benefit of already knowing all the characters, and it is up to him/her to create an introduction for the reader to meet the characters. The lack of a good, comfort
The Manifesto of a Selfish AuthorTo whom it may concern,The Manifesto of a Selfish Author2 weeks ago in Philosophical
I am not really writing to you. Anything you take from this, be it ideas, emotions or something else entirely is your own response. I do not write in order to instill something in you. No.
I write for myself, because I am the important one. These are my ideas, and they flood through my skull and, sometimes, they end up being written. They are my ideas, my thoughts and my emotions. Whether you take the same things away from my words as I put into them means nothing to me.
And, just as I am not interested in how my writing may affect you, nor am I interested in your own writing. No.
I am interested in the thoughts they inspire and the emotions they evoke. If they change my day, even for an instant, then that is interesting. Then it is worthwhile. I am not the slightest bit interested in your own take of woe, or your lovestruck poetry. I am interested in what you say only if it can be related to myself. Because, ultimately, I am the important one here.