November 9, 2007, Newsletter Issue #135: Inner Life vs. Page Action

Tip of the Week

In addition to the behaviors and speech we see on the page, your characters must also have an "inner life" that comes through in narrative. You must account for their thoughts, because this is where the real meat of an individual resides. People often do and say things contrary to their real selves and emotions, and they frequently leave things unsaid. Clue us in to the characters´ internal workings so that we can understand them better.

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