marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

orchestrating movement

So the characters, carefully orchestrated, are moving about on the page, and you can tell them apart. . .

but the problem is that you can also tell that Loveday is not the lazy one.  She hasn't failed to try something yet.  Unless perhaps I need to show her not interested in something, so selective laziness -- and then, of course, it has to come back to bite her.  (Pride might be another flaw.)

And Theo casually observes that in his laid-back and easy-going style, he's rather more the lazy one.  Lacking focus and lacking Cedric's willingness to tackle a course of study to make up for it. . .

Characters have to take on a life of their own, but mine have a charming tendency to shift toward a familiar type if not restrained.
Tags: characterization, orchestrating characters

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