Make Yourself The Character

In Tuesday’s link we looked at how to reconnect with your story after a period away from it. Today, we look at how to reconnect with your main character. In this short post from Movie Outline, writing coach Marilyn Horowitz proposes a simple writing exercise.

This morning I worked with two of my favorite private students. One is a screenwriter working on a romantic comedy about a commitment-phobic banker, and the other, the first novel in a trilogy about a housewife with mystical powers whose job is to keep demons from another dimension from crossing the veil and creating havoc on earth. Both students are fine writers and good storytellers, but often stumble when they create an exciting plot situation because they become unsure about how the hero or heroine will react.

Read the full post here

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