Monday, April 5, 2010

Allow Your Characters Time To React

“The most common rookie storytelling error, I think, is to not let your character react.” -- Kathryn Craft at The Blood Red Pencil.
I find this in my own writing, especially in dialog. The conversation moves from one character to the next, giving neither the chance to react to what’s been said. Even a simple “Alice paused and gazed out the window” can say a lot about Alice, depending on the situation.

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