Tidbits and Nuggets – Making Characters Real

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“Have your characters misunderstand one another once in a while. Have them answer the unspoken question rather than the one asked out loud. Have them talk at cross purposes. Have them hedge. Disagree. Lie. It will go a long way toward making them sound human.”

 Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
 Renni Browne & Dave King

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3 thoughts on “Tidbits and Nuggets – Making Characters Real

  1. I’m working on a book, have been for some time. Reading through what I’ve already done, I realized that although I could see my characters clearly, I haven’t done nearly enough to make them flesh and blood for the readers. I’m succeeding to well at eliminating all those pesky adjectives 🙂 Dialogue is a great way to make your characters come to life.

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