BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

Writing a novel as if the characters could run away – P.G.Wodehouse Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

theatreThe principle I always go on in writing a novel is to think of the characters in terms of actors in a play. I say to myself, if a big name were playing this part, and if he found that after a strong first act he had practically nothing to do in the second act, he would walk out. Now, then, can I twist the story so as to give him plenty to do all the way through?
P.G. Wodehouse

photo credit: 2011-11-15 MAHS “Anyone can whistle” dress rehearsal _MG_2305 via photopin (license)

Advertisements

One comment on “Writing a novel as if the characters could run away – P.G.Wodehouse Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

  1. philipparees
    August 9, 2015

    Being on the point of writing a play this was VERY good advice!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on August 9, 2015 by in Uncategorized.
%d bloggers like this: