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When you and your main character are the same person…Celia Brayfield. Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

unhappy-389944_640There is is a kind of character burn-out which is more than just a temporary failure of invention. This happens when you project yourself too far into a character – without realising what you are doing. The middle of the book, the period of trials in the heroic journey, will portray your central character being put through a series of tests, in the course of which she will be changing, moving into a new identity. When the character burns out, she is refusing to change; consciously you want her to grow; unconsciously, you don’t.

Celia Brayfield from Bestseller: secrets of successful writing.

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2 comments on “When you and your main character are the same person…Celia Brayfield. Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

  1. philipparees
    September 4, 2016

    Very true. Salutary warning!

    • bridget whelan
      September 6, 2016

      I thought so too – excellent book by the way, although I think it is now out of print

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