Monday, May 23, 2011
Sometimes a character's personality is lost in the strength of other characters. But this can be their characterization. Their complete loss of self can be seen as devotion to others or shyness or mental instability or secrets in hiding. All were certainly attributed to Dorothy Wordsworth in her time.
How many quiet people do you know who are completely innocent, sweet human beings? Many, most likely.
But in mystery writing, this sweet silence can be twisted into something else entirely. Embrace the silence in your characters. Fill it with something larger than dialogue: mystery.
Posted by Michele Emrath at 7:46 AM