The Writer's Circle – Issue #14 [Through a Character's Eyes]
Welcome to Issue #14 of the Writer's Circle! Its been about a week or two since the last one, and its not that i've gotten lazy, its just that i've found a lot on my plate as of late... I'm going to be changing these discussions from 'weeks' to 'issues' so that is why this one says “The Writer's Circle – Issue #14 [Through a Character's Eyes].” Its getting harder to pull articles out of magazines lately as it seems i've run out of good ones to pull. I've basically run out of articles, so now i'll be pulling excerpts from books with an occasional article or two here and there, therefore I anticipate it will take me a bit longer. But with the new format, comes more ranting from me! Sorry, but this way it gives me more things to talk about. Instead of commenting about the article, the subjects will include the excerpts and then a musing from myself on the subject. On a separate note, as your newly appointed fiction moderator, I urge you ALL to send me feedback/ideas/improvements/comments/general rants concerning the fiction subforum here at Heresy, I'm looking for things to spice up the section a little, including contest ideas and other such things. Something to jumpstart us, and get the creative juices flowing. Just send the aforementioned ideas in a PM to me and i'll look them over. OK, so, this weeks topic is about developing your characters. Specifically the perspective of which your characters speak from, i.e., their point of view. I'm pulling an excerpt from a book called “Seize the Story” by Victoria Hanley. She's an interesting writer who has written such works as, “The Seer and the Sword,” “The Healer's Keep,” “The Light of the Oracle,” and other stories. This book, is a non-fiction 'handbook' on writing that brings up many good points about all kinds of topics pertaining to writing. So, lets begin...
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