My darlings, sometimes, the struggle is real. Sometimes you just can’t seem to get into your characters heads. And sometimes, you just plain don’t like them! Here’s how I solve that problem.
After a while, keeping your characters distinct can be hard, especially after your first few stories. So, what’s the best way to do it? Well, here’s one hack that I use that hasn’t steered me wrong yet!
One of the things I love the most about writing for commission is the fact that I get to meet and know so many new characters. Exploring what makes them unique and why they are the way they are is one of the greatest pleasures for me when it comes to writing.
No one is pure hatred. No one. So why would you make that the sole thing that defines your characters?
The difference between reality and make-believe is imagination. As FICTION writers, we use it all the time.
Want a quick and dirty way to create a character arc? Need to know where to go next? Try the One Word Challenge.
What makes us unique is precisely what makes our characters unique as well. So, my darlings, go out there and explore. Discover what lies behind their facades.
It turns out that having a page on your website where people can find all the information about a certain topic (my ‘Morning Thoughts’ collection) is great.
This morning, I woke up thinking about Strawberries. Now, that in and of itself isn’t, in the grand scheme of things, all that strange. However, these strawberries were flying. Let me explain…