Quotations on Characters

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“Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.”

                                                                          Ray Bradbury

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“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.”

                                                                        Ernest Hemingway

 

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“It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper and pencil trying to keep up long enough to put down what he says and does.”

                                                                       William Faulkner

25 thoughts on “Quotations on Characters

  1. I like Faulkner’s quotation. I’ve had that feeling when I was writing. Once I did a dialogue that took off without me and at the end I sat there grinning and saying, “I didn’t know that was going to happen!” So much fun!

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