Michele Regnold’s posts talks about about getting to know your characters by interviewing them. This is definitely a worthwhile exercise. If you want to read a book on the subject, I enjoyed Taking Your Characters to Dinner by Laurel A. Yourke.
I haven’t posted in a while. I think covid is having more of an effect on me than I thought. There are a few things in my life that I’m having trouble doing – blogging is one of them. Unfortunately, exercising is another, along with a desire to write. But I saw this post and thought I’d share Rebecca McClanahan’s thoughts on character development. It’s an old post, but I don’t think character development has changed that much. Rebecca makes some good points.
Hope you’re writing life is fairing better than mine in these strange times.
(p.s. I would change one word in the Carole Stivers quote – I would use critique vs criticism. I don’t think criticizing a work in progress is helpful to anyone.)
11 secrets to keep in mind as you breathe life into your characters through effective character description, including physical and emotional description.