Workshop Wednesday - Characterization Part One
For me, characterization is the most important part of the whole writing process, so apologies in advance if this post gets vast and out of control.
All my writers out there, you can join the conversation here on FB in my new self-pub-friendly writers' group.
Every one of my books or short stories begins with a character, or a group of characters. I would like to say that I spend weeks expertly crafting them like a piece of fine furniture, but I can't take credit for that. Generally, characters walk out of the fog in my brain, wave, and introduce themselves. Sometimes they are unexpected, and other times I've already got the table set for dinner, watching the clock, hoping for them to show up. I realize this is not at all helpful as far as writing instruction goes, so in this post I'll (hopefully) break the process of characterization down in a way that helps you find your own special characters amidst the brain fog 😊