Character development is exciting!

September 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

I’ve started writing some development stuff for two characters who I’m hoping will become the leads in the story I plan for November. This “stuff” so far is just writing from a character prompt from two different perspectives.

The prompt was something like “what is the first thing your character does in the morning?” and it’s funny but after writing this same scene from two different points of view, it felt like a dusty old trap door opened somewhere in my brain and more ideas came flooding out, not just for character but an entire story line based around them. I immediately started writing notes down and it was hard, even typing, to keep up with my thoughts.

They are just preliminary ideas but just having an idea is the most exciting thing! An idea that’s mine! I think the message to take away from this is that you don’t have to wait for a fully formed plot idea to start writing. Take some rough character sketches, start writing, and more than likely ideas will spring further from there just based on the direction your mind takes. Mental note for the future.

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