Character, I Think, Is The Single Most Important Thing In Fiction

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“Character, I think, is the single most important thing in fiction. You might read a book once for its interesting plot—but not twice.”

– Diana Gabaldon

11 thoughts on “Character, I Think, Is The Single Most Important Thing In Fiction

  1. I had a writing instructor point out that readers will forgive a number of flaws if they love the characters. That is the core of it: If your readers can’t relate to and root for the characters, they have no investment in the story.

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