Creative Writing – Seeing the Stories in Life Part II – Meeting Your Characters

Creative Writing – Seeing the Stories in Life Part II – Meeting Your Characters

This hub is a continuation of my previous hub, Creative Writing: Seeing the Stories in Life, which was intended to portray the concept of ‘show, don’t tell’ in writing, and to explore the depths of characters which may initially be seen as a blank canvas.

Have you ever stood in someone else’s shoes….really stood, and watched and listened, and felt the imprints of another person’s toes against the leather? Have you felt their hidden fears; hidden tears; their bursting elation; their silent devastation? Have you ever thought of what it is like to be someone else entirely; to start life from a different post; to run down another path? What if everything you’ve ever known was shaped by another mould, every sound played by a different instrument? For none of us are the same. None of us take exactly the same path, in this maze of possibilities we call ‘life’. And just as we’ve chosen our own route, or had it mapped out for us by the obstacles encountered, everyone we’ve ever met has their own history, their own path, their own destination….even those in stories….

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