Wednesday, March 9, 2011

She's Crafty: Developing Characters

I have two manuscripts finished. With both stories, plot came to me first, then I had to develop the characters. I have a 3rd story in progress, but mostly just the characters. This time my MC came to me first. I haven't quite figured out the details of her plot.

When you find a story to write, what comes to you first: plot or character?

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My favorite character right now is Katniss from The Hunger Games series. I'm so excited for the movie, and they don't even have a cast yet. Who's your favorite character from a book?

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I love Hunger Games! I zipped through that book in a day. Now, my favorite character wasn't Katniss. I mean I liked her and all, but I loved Petah.

    For me it tend to be the character that comes to me. It almost happen in a schizophrenic kind of way--I hear voices. They nag at me.

    I'm not a plotter. I write by the seat of my pants, which I love. The characters guide the story.