Monday, April 18, 2011
Listen! Your Protag Is Talking – Z to A Blog Challenge
Naaah. We are all writers here; we know about the voices and accept them as part of our passion to compose. But are you listening to them?
Ask your characters what they are experiencing at the beginning of a scene. Are they anxious? Impatient? Spoiling for a fight? Angry, suspicious, terrified beyond all capacity to reason?
Put yourself in their shoes.
Okay, maybe that is just this side of nuts but you know what I mean. Ask them what they feel at that particular moment in the story, tap into those voices, and show this in your writing. It gives your MS the reality it requires.
Yeah, I know medication is available for the voices but this is way more fun.