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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Novels Are Defined by Their Characters

If you can't create characters that are vivid in the reader's imagination, you can't create a good novel. Characters are to a novelist what lumber is to a carpenter and what bricks are to a bricklayer. Characters are the stuff out of which a novel is constructed.

James N. Frey, How to Write a Damn Good Novel, II, 1994 

1 comment:

  1. Do you really think this is a good guy to quote on your blog? Unless I have the wrong James Frey.

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