Writing unforgettable characters – guest post at Vine Leaves Literary Journal

Screen Shot 2015-07-13 at 09.22.27How do you create a fictional character who not only leaps off the page, but lives on in the reader’s mind after the story is finished? Today I’m puzzling these questions at Vine Leaves Literary Journal, with examples from Emily Bronte, Robert Goolrick, Patricia Highsmith and Nevil Shute. Do pull up a chair.

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  1. #1 by darkwriter67 on July 13, 2015 - 2:12 pm

    Reblogged this on Illuminite Caliginosus.

  2. #2 by Ashen on July 13, 2015 - 2:50 pm

    Thanks, Ross. Memorable characters are the salt of literature. I left a comment at Vine Leaves. Looks like a lovely site.

    • #3 by Roz Morris @Roz_Morris on July 13, 2015 - 5:53 pm

      I just saw your comment, Ashen – thanks for making a good point. And yes, isn’t Vine Leaves gorgeous?

  3. #4 by Jonathan Moore on July 13, 2015 - 4:56 pm

    Ha! I’m so used to clicking on pictures as links that I clicked on the above, only for it to open in a new window. “How am I supposed to read that!….. Oh, I see, it’s still just the picture.” Dearie me.

    • #5 by Roz Morris @Roz_Morris on July 13, 2015 - 5:50 pm

      Your wish is my command. Now you can travel smoothly to the post without any unsightly squinting.

  4. #6 by MG Mason on July 13, 2015 - 6:50 pm

    Great stuff. As a reader, I get frustrated when writers fail to distinguish similar characters from one another. I’m sure I’ve been guilty of it myself too.

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