Daily Archives: October 9, 2006

Characters Make Your Story

Most would agree that the best way to get to know the Lord is to spend time with Him — in prayer and praise and Bible reading. The same is true in novel writing.
I often write three long chapters of a novel before I know my characters. Unfortunately, sometimes I have to throw away almost all of the three chapters. Nevertheless, I know my main character by the end of chapter three, and that makes writing and rewriting the rest of my novel much easier.
My blob title, Characters Make Your Story, is not original. It came from a non-fiction book on characterization by Maren Elwood — an excellent textbook, I might add.


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