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Friday, September 7, 2012

The Birth of a Character

I'm in the process of creating new characters for book two in the series that I'm working on. This is always a fun part of the writing experience, although I admit to having itching fingers, anxious to get the story down on paper. But in order to do that, I first need to breathe life into characters to play and interact on the pages.

One of my characters played a minor role in the first book, so this one will be his story. So for now I'm perusing books on personalities, and writing books about characters. I can see the heroine beginning to come to life with her foibles, insecurities, and strengths. I even have gone as far back as her childhood to learn her history - or back story.

So what memorable characters have you discovered in your reading and what makes them come off the page and live in your imagination?


  1. I would have to say - Atticus Finch - To Kill A Mockingbird. He was a good man and a good father during a difficult time in our country's history. I still pick up that book every once in a while and read it.

    1. I've never read that one before. I'll have to try it sometime. :)