Getting to know a new cast of characters

Uninspired Writers

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.

Name them
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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2 thoughts on “Getting to know a new cast of characters

  1. There’s a lot to process when getting to know the new cast of characters. I finished one book last year, and I’m drafting a completely new one this year. It feels the same as moving to another country and starting a new career!

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