I love the research at the beginning of a book. I want to find pictures of my character, write out a detailed chart with things like funniest joke, or ironic trait, or what’s in their pocket, and I want to know they are opposites. I like the duality of people. We love what we like least about ourselves. It’s so telling.
My current cast of characters can’t seem to stop misbehaving. If there is a way for them to screw up a conversation, throw out the conflict, or just not show up at all, they do it. Every single blessed time. I’m not kidding about thinking about killing off the hero. He’s unpredictable as hell. I am wondering if when I go back for edits I will find he’s not in character all the time.Read More