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Writers as Actors

Does writing make anyone else feel like a schizophrenic? It does me. Then again, my psychiatrist makes me feel that way too. Anyway, as I have been developing a large amount of supporting characters for my book, I often find myself trying to put myself in their shoes.

It starts so innocently. A simple list of character traits. Then I add in a few quirks. Add a small dash of backstory or history. Sprinkle some kind of memorable personality trait that could possibly be developed later. And BOOM! I have my supporting character chef salad. Continue reading



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