Writing a book is a long and personal process. You spend huge lengths of time with your characters, discovering their deepest secrets and desires. So what happens when their story ends, and you take the leap into a new world, with a new cast.
But this isn’t easy. It can be hard to leave behind what you know, and I personally have had a tough time getting to my current cast of characters. So I thought I’d share some of the things I’m doing to try and get to know them a bit better.
It may sound really obvious, but there’s no harm beginning at the basics. Naming a character is the first step to making them feel like a real person. I’ve been known in early stages to write NAME HERE for minor characters I’ve not sussed out yet, but I’ve found this doesn’t help me picture…
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