When I first began writing, I thought I could just sit down and write the story. For a beginner, that worked fine, I guess. I generally start my stories with a character in mind and a situation to work through. My stories ended very quickly because once my character got past the situation, that was it.
Let's learn about your character. It's time to give your character some CHARACTER!
Your character needs a problem he or she wants to see resolved or
fixed. As an example, I will create someone, give them a problem, and
together we will create a character. Someone who readers will want to
read more about. Someone who will leap off the first page of your novel
and capture the audience from the first page. Ready?
begin with Olivia Shae Conniers. From the time she was a baby, her
parents called her Shae-Shae because Olivia sounded so grown up and she
has been Shea ever since.
One night, Shae woke up in a strange
place and could not remember who she was. Not only that, she didn't know
where she was. She couldn't remember anything, really, not even her
I'd say that is a problem, wouldn't you?
Now, if Shae
was your character, what problem would you give her? What her greatest
desire be? More than anything in the world, what does she want?
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