Saturday, March 15, 2014

From the WORKING-AS-A-MEDIUM Dept. :

Because it can't just be about what your characters do or how they do it, but why they do it, and when they do it, and where they are when they do it, and which way they're facing and to whom they are doing it to or for, and what they are saying if they're saying anything at all when they do it, and whether or not any other character has done it or said it before, or even alluded to it, and to what purpose, and if the perception of that purpose meets, exceeds, or undermines the assumptions or expectations of any of the other characters, and whether what is done and said contrasts with what might've been done or said, and how the anticipation or dread of what 'might be' impacts on the characters' understanding about what is happening now, it is much better to simply become the character, every character, and let them write story as you go along.

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