Date posted: 2/19/2002 12:41:17 AM
Yes! Well written, FernWithy. This article really struck a chord with me. This is exactly how I /try/ to write, it's how I write best, it's actually what I find easiest. Sometimes it can be a limitation, though- handling emotions I don't often feel myself is hard for me, and getting inside a character's head becomes a strange and sometimes scary experience. Some types of character I know I write badly- bullies, for instance- because the related emotions are something I don't have memories of to call upon.
Date posted: 2/19/2002 11:27:59 AM
A very succinct and useful article, one that touches at the very heart of what draws me into a story. If an author can make me experience what the character is feeling, I come away satisfied. This is such a critical aspect of character development -- I hope all new and aspiring writers take note.