Friday, 17 December 2010
Presents - what would you buy your characters for Christmas?
Perhaps there was a present you desperately hoped for as a child, but never got, or one that delighted you so much that the memory is still vivid?
Do you remember the worst present you have ever received or the present you wish you had never given someone else?
A great way of creating real, living, breathing characters is to get to know them as well, or better, than we know the people around us. So here is a thought - what to get them for Christmas. or what would be their ideal Christmas present?
If you understand your characters well enough to breathe life into them on the page, you should be able to think about what they would want for themselves, but also what some of the people around them would choose for them as a present.