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Character Development

11 Jan

I’ve been playing around a lot with my characters lately. I enjoy finding new ways to develop them further, to figure out what makes them tick, and what better way to do so than to put words on paper?

My favorite way to develop them is to write them in little scenes, to stretch my imagination with prompts. Sometimes those scenes from the prompts will end up in the characters’ novel.

Another way I’ve seen people develop characters is to fill out questionnaires regarding them. Those allow the authors to know all the nitty-gritty details about the characters.

Who else has used sites like Tumblr or Pinterest to help develop characters? Posting pictures, blog posts, creating special boards to pin information and inspiration, are all extra ways to help figure out who your characters are.

Want a challenge? Throw a couple of characters from different novels into a scene together and see how they react.

What to you do to develop characters?

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3 responses to “Character Development

  1. tahenryauthoress

    January 11, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    I do imagine complicated situations for them, especially in the run up to Nano when I have an idea of what I might be writing and I’m doing tons of research but I can’t actually write anything yet. So I’ll day dream out complications for my characters to solve. It gives me a good idea of who they are and how they will react when I am writing my actual novel. I do also find photos to use as each character so I see them in my head in a particular way.

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  2. tahenryauthoress

    January 11, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    I’ve never mixed characters from different novels before though. I might just do that. Thanks for the idea.

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  3. Rachel

    January 11, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Kris, could you imagine George and Venus meeting each other? Lol.

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