What’s your worst fear? Not your characters, but yours? Write about it, it’s either therapy, or inspiration!
I have tried to avoid doing character sheets for a REALLY long time. It’s not that I am lazy. I’m passionate and excited about my stories and characters. So coming to the conclusion I need to go back and interview my characters has been a bit bitter sweet. It’s painful, taking ages, and I am reluctant to do it. However, doing it has led to some really awesome character tidbits, potted histories and development of juicy subplots.
But something that came from the character journal concept, got me thinking about what my character’s life was like before the story, or even after the story – outside of my story what do they do? What do they like? What do they do at the weekend? What’s their job, or team sport? and so on. It’s helped me answer a few questions about my characters, have a go and let me know if it helps you too.
Writers Digest bring out an annual list of the best websites for writers, I have four you may find useful. I have added 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 lists here: Continue reading
Here’s my go – posted on Esther Newtons weekly writing challenge.