Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Wednesday's Writer's Tip.- The People #MFRWauthor #amwriting #characters
You've started the incident that can be good or bad. Remember what is bad for one character can be good for another.
How the character responds to the incident makes you look to see if he's receiving or sending. Each will make him react in a different way. These are value judgments and the character must make a choice. If one character has a distaste for being hugged, think of how he would react to one. If he welcomes the human touch, he will react in a different way. Depending on which kind of reaction you choose, you must show the character functioning so the reader can understand.
How does the character m ake his judgment call? There are things you need to know about your character. You need to know the why. You need to discover the reasons behind this reaction. So you have to deal with the facts and that comes next.