Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Your people

You should really know your characters, well, before writing about them, you know. They are your best friends.

You know that you don't "create" your characters. They just appear, like any new acquaintance, and what's left for you is to learn to know them, observe them, interview them.
If you really care about your characters, you will remember Harry's eye color. If you don't, no-one else will either.

Unleash Your Characters
Creating Character Profiles


Aleta said...

I have enough in me to write a poem, but not enough to create a character in a story. I wish I did. I would love to participate in NaNoWriMo, but I'm empty when it comes to a story...

Hart Johnson said...

I can't get to know them without interacting. I have no clue why, but I have to write a few scenes to get a feel. That said, I am willing to dump the scenes if they not longer 'go' because i PLOT after I know what my characters would do, and THEN sometimes the scenes don't fit anymore. I'm not one of those analytical people who starts with a character profile, though. It is more organic than that.