“The artist is not meant to be a judge of his characters and what they say; his only job is to be an impartial witness.” -- Anton Chekhov in Anton Chekhov on Writing.It’s easy for me to write a story from my perspective. After all, the story line is my idea. How can I not be an integral part of every story? I guess that’s part of the magic of writing. I have to allow myself to be someone else, to provide my characters with the ability to speak their own minds, even if I don’t agree with what they want to say. I’m getting better at letting my characters take over, but I’m not there yet. How do you deal with this?
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Posted by Jim Harrington at 10:46 AM