The Writer Lane 4/1/2020 Loleta Abi – A Dash of Seasons

The Writing Lane 4/1/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing is like taking the hand of an old friend and letting them lead you through the memories, the horror, the hurt. Writing is believing is someone other than yourself. Even if those some ones aren’t real. Talking to Your Characters. I think it’s kind of like acting in truth. You take on the foil of the person, getting to know them, beginning to speak with their voice. They tell the tale to you in a sense. They say how they’d do this or that. They reveal how they’d dress. What weapons they’d use. What food they eat. It’s all fodder for who the character is. What they’ve done. What they will do. Open up. Talk to them. Most important, LISTEN. They’ll tell you everything about themselves even if it’s only in doses. And that’s how you tell the story. IN DOSES. Bit by bit. If you rush, your reader doesn’t get a good picture of who your character is, what they want. They only know them in the moment. You want to capture that moment and EXPAND on it. Following Them Down the Hole. Alice had to take a fall to find Wonderland. Wendy Darling and her brothers had to believe in Peter Pan to take that flight to Neverland. Alan Grant had to take a trip

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