Misconceptions about Characterisation

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Submitted: June 13, 2018

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Misconceptions about Characterisation

Most readers of fictions have little or no idea how an author can create stories and invent characters.  Most people actually believe that the characters in a story are in fact the writer, himself or herself, or personifications of the particular author.  This is not the case.  Most of our characters are as real as the real people of our everyday lives.  For example a character in one of my stories may be quite religious whereas I am not.

I detest the lack of realism of the roles of a Hollywood actor such as Richard Gere.  His roles are inevitably flattering to himself.  My characters are not like that, they possess attributes of light and shade, of good and bad.  This is a more realistic depiction of human nature.  How do I do it?  I cannot say – it is like magic to me and only can happen because I respect people as they truly are and not as projections or fantasies of mine.  Their opinions, or expressions, or actions can be agreeable to me but sometimes not.  Let them be, and let me be me.

I would be interested in your opinions on the validity or realism of the characters in my two volume novel, the -  Palma de Mallorca Mystique, for if my characters were not as real as is possible in fictions, I could not forgive myself.

Thanx  -  Raymond Crane

 

 

 


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