Thursday, January 03, 2013

Yup, this is exactly what I meant to say**

"What happens to your characters isn't what drives the story. It's how your characters respond to those events that makes up the plot."
---blog commenter Theresa Milstein



I think this is very well said in a nice compact phrase.





**but needed a writer to make it sound right!

10 comments:

Andrea van der Wilt said...

Thank you! It's simply put and very true, and just what I needed to realize how to rewrite my next scene.

Theresa Milstein said...

Someone just emailed me to let me know I'd been quotes. As my Irish friend would say, "I'm chuffed!"

pjcasselman said...

Theresa, it is a quotable quote.

JeffO said...

Yeah, that's stated pretty much perfectly.

Robyn Campbell said...

Theresa! You rock this writer's world! xoxo *chuffed*

Susan Oloier said...

Way to go, Theresa! I've read your writing, and I know this to be true!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Well said! Theresa is totally quotable and an amazing writer! I just Beta read an MG and a YA novel for her.

Kathleen Kaska said...

I couldn't agree more. I love it when my characters take charge help me plot the story. I've learned to listen to them closely.

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

Congratulations, Theresa!

french sojourn said...

I lead a character down a box canyon, she kept hinting not to. Had to scrap 6k words, then I asked her for directions. Good quote.