Thursday, August 15, 2013

Writin' like a Buddha: Lesson 912 Zen Koan

What is this that I am?

When defining a character - his hair, the pudge of his face, where his eyes sit and how his body walks -  best to leave a question there as well.  Don't be so specific the reader doesn't engage.  Leave room for the reader to read into the character a little of the "this-ness" that the reader is.

Or maybe not?