Thursday, January 05, 2006

Ben, How I Wish I Knew You

A writer should know how much change a character has in his pockets.
--James Joyce

So, Office Relations is off to Amber Quill Press, and I've been good about only checking my e-mail twice a day for news. :)

I'm back to Hannah and Ben. I've got a pretty good grip on Hannah. But Ben . . . let's just say the man is still very much a mystery. I'm not sure I believe writers need to know as much about characters as Joyce says in today's quote. But I know very little about Ben besides the fact that he is an incredibly handsome designer who is also bordering on too good to be true.

The conflict of the story isn't clear, either. I don't know what the conflict is, and that might be partly because I don't know Ben. I'm struggling to figure it out. What are his weaknesses? What's keeping him from being with Hannah and living happily ever after? It's puzzling.

My coworker says she likes Hannah better than anyone I've written. Now, I need to figure out Hannah's story.

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