When we write fictional characters, they begin as relative strangers. Sure, he may dictate a tale to you in a “voice” so vivid you would swear you had met him before; or you may know what she looks like and where she comes from, but for most writers, the characters only become real to you over time, the deeper you write your way into them.
All of our characters begin as shards of ourselves-even the villains and the magicians. In order to mold these paper golems into people of their own, to fledge them away from our own likeness, we have to dig very deeply, which takes time.
Yet what if you could drop sooner into the emotional world of your characters, so that by the time you finish your novel or story, you feel as though you are saying goodbye to someone so dear to you it hurts? Someone you know intimately, whose experiences, though you may not personally share them, you have felt. And whom the reader will also feel connected to?
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