We’ve discussed becoming serious and figuring out specifics of your story and plot, now its time to discuss character development! Characters are tricky because you have to plan out everything and anything about them and write it down, because you never know when something is going to come up in your story that your character will need to have a reaction to. They’re also pretty tricky because while you can make them do whatever you want, you also have to remember that your character needs to stay true to the personality that you made for them. Here is part three, So You Want to Write a Novel But No One is Taking You Seriously: All About Characters!
So You Want to Write a Novel But No One is Taking You Seriously: All About Characters
Characters are tricky little people and can be written very well and thoughtfully, or very poorly. The thing with characters is that as the writer, you have the power to make them however you wish. But the trick is not to abuse the power. The easiest way to not abuse this power to to have a spread-sheet or a Word document with tall of their traits and likes and dislikes put together, and always have it open when you write.
Make this as detailed as possible. You never know when you are gonna need it in your story! I know it seems like a lot of work, but trust me, its better to have to much information than have to less and be stuck in the middle of your story.
Also, some good websites for names are babynames.com, fantasynamegenerator.com, just to name to of my favorites. Your search history will probably look like you’re an expectant mother waiting for her child to be born, but that’s okay. Technically speaking, you can be one when it comes to characters.
That’s all I’ve got for you today! Check in next week to learn about setting!