Episode 48 - The blade in the mind. Exploiting the interior life of your characters

October 30, 2015 00:14:18
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The Creative Writer's Toolbelt
Episode 48 - The blade in the mind. Exploiting the interior life of your characters
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What is the interior life of the character, and what sort of interior life should we be showing in our work? This episode looks at the thoughts and feelings of our characters, and gives practical advice on what sorts of interior life should be shown in a story, and how it should be done. Cut the banal day dreams and focus on the blade in the mind, the thoughts that have a sharp edge to them. Dark or angry, comedic or sexual, there's a truthful and cutting thought lurking in every character that will help to set a scene, drive a plot and develop a character. Don't be afraid to reveal the interior life of your character, just make sure it's grabbing the reader and driving the story when you do it.

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