It's Friday again! The days seem to fly by. Fridays are great though, aren't they? With them comes the weekends AND my blogging lessons. Here's number 4. I can't wait to see your comments.
Characters - Description (Continued)
A reader wants to know what the character looks and acts like – let them visualize the character in more than just height and weight. Author Anne Lamott suggests the creation of a well-rounded individual – “how they stand…what happens in their faces and to their posture when they are thinking, or bored, or afraid.” (45).¹ Lamott asks: “…can you see what your people look like…” (46)?² If you can’t see them, what makes you think your readers will?
1, 2 Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird. New York: Pantheon Books, 1994.
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