What do you mean by “respect my characters”?

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A writer I once knew introduced me to a new way of looking at character.

She talked about the characters in a different way.

“She wouldn’t do that.”

Now, who she was and what that was she wouldn’t do, I don’t recall.

But she spoke about the characters as though they had an internal legitimacy.



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Clayton J. Hester

Clayton J. Hester


Country boy. Explorer of the creative process & life, the arts, storytelling, innovation and history of ideas. Omnia in gloriam Dei facite — claytonjhester.com