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Writing about Characterization Technique


People-watching your way to your Character

I have always been pretty obsessed with characterization, because I think that is the best way to get your teeth into a story.

I have written about it too, posted character profile sheets, and about being out of character.

Also, people-watching.

Now here’s a venue I have not explored so far, as suggested by Laurel, in her fab post:

Character study lab: poolside

Must try this people-watching exercise the next time I’m by the pool, which is not all that often.
I didn’t think I would ever say this to anyone, but ….Happy People-watching, writers!

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her forthcoming literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and will be published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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