Character – the historical fiction variety | A Writer of History

In Write Away, Elizabeth George says that “story is character and not just idea.” She adds: “Put a human face on a disaster and you touch people more deeply … we continue reading a novel largely because we care what happens to the characters … an event alone cannot hold a story together. Nor can a series of events. Only characters effecting events and events affecting characters can do that. Characters are interesting in their conflict, their misery, their unhappiness, and their confusion.”

Character – the historical fiction variety | A Writer of History

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