Time for another ROW80 check-in already! This week has been a little slow for writing work because I had a lot of other things going on, but I’ve done some character journals and really feel like I finally know these people in my story. I’m trying not to be dismayed at how much I’m going to need to change to make them show up on the page now. At least I have solid characters to do that work with, right?
I’ve been reading the plotting book, too. One of the things I have always liked about Holly Lisle’s writing about writing is how it makes me feel like I can do this thing. She doesn’t act like if you follow certain steps things will be easy. She acknowledges that there will be plenty of hard parts, but she still makes it all sound so doable. I love that!
This week I’m going to finish at least reading through the rest of the character course. I want to see if anything else pops up for me from reading it. Right now I feel like I know enough about my characters to do a better job of telling their story. So I’m going to get my index cards and sticky notes ready, print out “Haunt” as it stands right now, and get ready for some revisions. Feeling almost ready for that now.
How do you do your character journals?
Grace, I Google “character questions” or “questions to ask your characters” and then pick one that jumps out at me and write it from my character’s point of view.
That’s great that Holly’s course is helping you! Good luck with your revisions 🙂
Jo-Ann at Inspiration Pie
Thank you, Jo-Ann!
Lots of good things for you, well done!
Good work on the studying. Sounds like it’s going well so far. The writing will happen when it’s time. Good work!