Sunday, May 20, 2007

"She's Alive!"

As writers, we know how important it is to breathe life into our characters. Without emotional and well-motivated characters, we’re basically just writing a series of events that may provide momentary excitement or entertainment, but will fail to draw the reader deeply into the story and provide a satisfactory and lasting experience. Rachel Ballon says it's important for readers to become completely engrossed in the emotional world of our characters.

But what happens when the writer becomes a little too emotionally involved with his/her own characters?

Amanda Stevens