You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one. Henry D. Thoreau
Oh poo. And here I was thinking they would just happen ... ;)
It can be a lot of work - but creating characters is the best part of writing for me :)
Sometimes it sure feels that way!
HiWonderful quote - I must start hammering away!:-)Have a great Sunday!!!Take carex
Hi Jessica! You're too cute! I know what ya mean! ;)Jemi! Yes, it's quite fun, isn't it?Renae, hello! It does, doesn't it? Never a dull moment in this life to forging who you are.Jennifer, thank you! You too! :)
But dreaming is so much easier! This is a cool thought! (I say cool because my son informed me that the word wonderful was "girly"--not that you'd mind a girly word.)I'm so excited to work with you on MMW!
Lisa, lol! And all this time I thought cute was a girl word? ;)Angie, thank you!!! :)
That's a lovely, lovely quote! Even if it does make what we do such hard work :)
I love that quote. Can we extend it to the writing process? How about, "You cannot dream your way into writing convincing characters: you must hammer and forge them in the crucible of revision."I wonder if that works. Maybe not, but I think I like it. :)
Sangu, so true! Never ending process... *sigh*Simon, wow, I love that quote! Great one!!!! :D thank you, I love that. I might quote you on FB or on my blog one of these days! ;)
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