A unique, compelling character must always possess the ability to confront — and ultimately confuse — readers’ expectations at every turn.
Column by Jon Gingerich
Ever wonder what it means when a writer says they’ve created a character that “ran away with the story?” Or how some writers claim they let their characters “dictate the terms” of the narrative?
A plot led by a character’s movements is going to yield a better probability of surprising — and ultimately, challenging — the reader than a plot indifferent to its cast.
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