Thursday Writing Quote ~ John Irving

I try to think of characters who, on the surface of their actions, are deeply unsympathetic. It's the writer's job to make them sympathetic, in spite of themselves. - John Irving, from an article in The Globe and Mail, July 13, 2004


  1. That's so true! those are truly the best characters. I think characters that are good and easy to love are boring. The ones you fall for and you can't really explain why because of their flaws stick with me so much longer.