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The bottom line always remains the same: What is the basic humanity of the character? How do I make them resonate with the reader?
I hate the crazy, neurotic characters beyond a certain point.
In general, shorter is better. If you can encapsulate your idea into a single captivating sentence, you're halfway home.
These days, it seems that if you're not already in place, you can't get there from here.
Unfortunately, there are writers whose only concern is how good they could make themselves look on a title.
What makes a story is how well it manages to connect with the reader, the visceral effect it has.
People who were more concerned with themselves and looking good to their readers then they were with the characters sacrificed a series for the sake of a story.
I've always thought of myself as an organic writer, rather than a cerebral one. I feel my way along as I go, hoping I'll get to the place I intend to reach.
Were there stories I wrote along the way that were terrible clinkers? God, yes. But they were all a product of their time, and I did the best I could.
When I'm my own editor, there's very little difference between the first draft and the final. I write what feels right to begin with. I rarely make any major changes.
Sometimes you're not even sure which of your stories were failures. There are things I've written that I thought were complete catastrophes when I finished with them that have gone on to generate some of my most positive feedback.
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