Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Famous Writing Quote of the Day


“You can’t give your characters personality traits any more than you can give real people personality traits. You can only bring out what is already there.”

Vince Mooney


  1. Good quote... I remember when I used to write stories in high school and college. I would create these characters and put them into different situations. Now that I read them, I can see how unbelievable the character reaction to the situations truly are. The personality trait of the character and the reaction of that character didn't match.

    It's crazy to see just how much work is put into every character of every story.


    1. Hi Roger:

      I agree. The more I learn about writing, the greater my knowledge of what I don't know expands. Vince