Saturday, May 22, 2010

Advice to Writers: William Trevor

By the End, You Should Be Inside Your Character

By the end, you should be inside your character, actually operating from within somebody else, and knowing him pretty well, as that person knows himself or herself. You’re sort of a predator, an invader of people.

The characters are the most important part of the book. You need to think like the character as you're writing them. This brings me to an article I saw on writer's digest. There was a writer who was a theater actor and he was able to do his characters much more easily because they have been accustomed to be someone else everyday of their life. I think this is where my minor in Theater comes in handy.

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