Do you know every detail about your character’s life? The answer is probably yes. Now is every detail that you know about the character written on the page? If the answer is no, that’s a good thing. This article explores how knowing what’s not on the page gives the writer two essential storytelling tools – confidence, and boundaries.
This confidence will help you write from a position of strength, you’ll know how to maneuver through a story because you know the bigger picture. After all, it is your story. Furthermore, you’ll not only know what motivates your characters, but also what kills their spirits and causes them to give up.
Knowing your character’s boundaries will allow you to know without hesitation why they behave the way they do, and what lines can’t be crossed without consequences. Knowing what’s not on the page therefore allows you to know what should be on the page for your readers.
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