…f I talk to you about my characters like they are living, breathing people with heartbeats, addresses and drawers full of underwear, it’s because to me, they are.
I started off the day today reading this very interesting interview with Tobias Capwell, the man who escorted Richard III’s coffin. Besides being a really good read on a subject that I love (medieval history), he said this: Real people are more complicated. What is the reality of his situation? Terrible stress, terrible physical danger,… Continue reading Writing Real People
Dear Main Character, Or shall I call you “MC”? Too impersonal, I agree. Ok, I’ll call you Harmon. I know, you hate that, too. Danny it is then. Danny, I hate to break this to you, but I have to sleep. I have to eat. I have children, and a husband, and a life outside of writing.… Continue reading Dear Main Character