I confess, I don’t – not always.
You know, that pieced together, patch quilt looking monster that walks like he’s got a stick up his ass. Right, that Frank.
I’m in the beginning stages of a new YA novel, I hope. And fleshing out the characters is more of a challenge that I anticipated.
Back to the drawing board, I opened Scrivener and studied my character sheets. Paper dolls, that’s the word that popped in my mind. Row after row of paper dolls.
Reading my story, I went over the tips for writing believable characters.
- Show don’t tell, check.
- Place characters in a situation that reveal and move plot, check.
- Reveal more and more about characters as the story goes along, check.
So what was I missing? The answer…
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