This is a brilliant piece about character development. It helped me realise how tough the task of writing truly is, but I’ve finished reading it excited and ready to dive head first into the challenge. I hope you find it helpful too.
by Meg Dowell
On a page, you are in control of time. Outside of it, you aren’t.
I have read and experienced many fascinating stories in my lifetime.
I have also experienced many poorly executed stories.
The deal breaker for me are a story’s characters. If, by the climax of a story, I do not care what happens to them, if I am not devastated by the possibility of an imaginary person failing or dying, then I cannot in good conscience call it a good story.
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