chapter  14
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Writing From Your Inner Cast of Characters

Every successful writer knows that dynamic characters and mean­ ingful stories come from the inner self. It is my belief that all quality writing must connect to the writer's "inner cast of characters and stories ." Any one can learn structure, but it is never craft alone that makes a script outstanding and original. For those of you who want to be more than a craft person in your writing, you need to have ready access to your inner cast of characters . You have to be aware of your own psychology and your inner world-your hopes, fears , joys , dreams and needs. You can't give anything to your characters that you can't give to yourself.