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"Is it weird in here, or is it just me?" ~ Steven Wright



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bless you for saying so.

I have learned something unintended from this thread. I don't think I should ever try to write a novel with a MC that is all angsty and self-conscious and never gets around to doing stuff. Maybe a short story, just for change of pace.

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Pithy as that quote is, I still can't agree with it. Few movies have characters who don't grow and change internally because of their experiences. Novels are often comprised of more dialogue than anything else. Few plays, aside from Waiting for Godot, consist of nothing but people talking. Certainly nothing Shakespere wrote would fall into that category. A good novel, play, or movie will almost always contain all of those elements -- a good novel needs all three more than either of the others, IMO.

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Ask yourself, "What would Dickens do?"



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Ask yourself, "What would Dickens do?"



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