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Writing character's

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Re: Writing character's

Postby Lorcan Crilly » Fri May 01, 2015 12:45 am

I've just been re-reading The Maltese Falcon. The character evocation through the scalpel-sharp dialogue is incredible. So I always try to remember that when I am struggling to evoke character through description, and to let dialogue carry some of the load.

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Re: Writing character's

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Re: Writing character's

Postby TwoStepCharlie » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:01 pm

It's not wrong either, to occasionally draw from real life. When you need an evocative characterization, use some of the things your hilarious real-life Uncle George used to say. Or your weird Aunt Sarah.
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