Monday, January 19, 2009

Character sketches

daily word count : 1,006
weekly word count: 1,006

I was listening to a podcast episode of Pen On Fire (search for it on iTunes). It's a podcast where the host interviews writers, publishers, editors, etc. about the trade, so to speak. She does poetry, fiction, non-fiction writers. This time, the author had written a novel, and was talking about how she liked writing character sketches because she liked to see "what characters do when I'm not looking."

I really liked that, so I've done a bit of back story on the character Calliope Talmadge. I gave her a hippie/activist ex-husband who left her for a nubile Brazilian who also wanted to save the rainforest.

So far, so good.

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