Made “moodboards” for a couple of my characters because why not! The top one is for Dawn and the bottom one is for Mygre, featuring their first lines in Star Stuff. Both are also main characters in my WIP: the sequel Star Glow.
If you want to know more about these characters, feel free to ask. Or read the book ;) I’ll be adding more about them to this blog soon though feat. the character development worksheet I made and posted a while back.
(In case the separation between the boards isn’t clear enough, each are nine picture grids)
How about 5, 11, and 24 for the Know Your Author ask game? :D
Thank you for the ask!!!! :)
5) character you were most surprised to end up writing
So far I’m not sure any of them? I guess I was surprised to like Mygre as much as I’ve ended up liking her. And developing her backstory as much as I did. I was also surprised by the direction Dawn’s backstory took. It didn’t originally start out as complicated as it is now. It took lots of twists and turns along the way. The same sort of thing happened to an antagonist(s) recently. But hey, that’s writing for you.
11) what aspect of your writing do you think has most improved since you started writing?
Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh this is a hard one. Because I think I’ve improved in all areas as time has gone on? I don’t know if I can really pinpoint anything in particular? I think I’m getting better at being aware of things like too many dialogue tags and too much description and such. So I’ve becoming better at noticing things in my writing, and hopefully I can be better at fixing them.
24) have you ever become an expert on something you previously knew nothing about, in order to better a scene or a story?
I wouldn’t say expert level, no. I have researched some strange things, but usually for useless tidbits of info that usually get thrown out in the early stages
I did quite a bit of research on how it feels to lose a limb, though (good luck guessing what character that eventually happens to…)
I actually think that most of my ideas are standalones? Even though I’ve working on the Star Series for pretty much the great majority of my actual writing time (and before that I had plans for a magical wolf series); most of my other ideas/wips are standalones. Which I didn’t really realize before. Huh.
17. What writing habits or rituals do you have?
I tend to write a bit, then browse the internet, then write a bit more. Unless I get into a good flow. Then it’s just write write write write write….
49. Which character would you most want to be friends with, if they were real?
I already feel like I’m friends with most of my characters. I’d probably hang out with Dawn and Mygre though. That would be fun. Would I die? Probably. Would it be worth it? Also probably.