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Cutting Out a Character

What a lesson I learned from having to cut a character from my novel.

When you do more cutting then adding, it feels like a bloody mess.

Characters are central to conveying any story. Characters make novels what they are. Is it possible to imagine King Arthur’s Camelot without Lancelot?

Stories undergo the drafting process. Those drafts can be gentle breezes imbuing characters with life, propelling the story to its end. And other drafts can be a gale force wind that rips entire characters from the story.

In our life there are people we give attention to, the very breath of our days, and we find our life has traveled to desired destinations. Even still, there are those whom we give attention to only to find that we have traveled a journey full of diversions.

Can you spot the difference in the characters in your life?

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