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Archive for January 25th, 2011

How Real Do Characters Get?

I saw a quote tonight that resonated with me: “Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.” ~E. L. Doctorow When the characters I’m writing about become real, my mind becomes full of their conversations and arguments.  Each voice is distinct, with its own personality and resonance.  I suggest a plot scenario and they take off, jumping right into the conversation as if it had only be on pause. Because […]

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