Friday, February 4, 2011

What a Character

Author Gary L. Blackwood once said, "I can't develop a situation into a plot until I know who the main character is and what he or she is like."

I am so excited because my main character is starting to develop a life and personality of his own, as I am developing what he looks like and how he would act in certain situations, he seems to put himself into predicaments without much effort on my part.  He is very complex and kind of a mix of a few people that I am close to in my life, myself included.

My secondary characters are also coming along well.  I have a good handle on most of their personalities and how they would react in certain situations except one...this character is going to be more of a struggle for me, mainly because I don't know too many people in my life who has this characters type of personality.  Sorry I am being so vague, but I don't want to give away certain characters and plot sequences in my novel.  I actually haven't told anyone what my novel is really about.  Let's just is a contemporary realistic young adult novel with a twist of fantasy!  Maybe as I develop more of the novel and write more about it, I will divulge a few secrets.

One secret is that my novel takes place in Boulder City, Nevada (right next to Hoover Dam).


  1. I'm sure one of your characters are about me:) lol I'm just kidding, oh and I better get a signed copy when it comes out!!

  2. So excited for you!! It sounds like you are having a lot of fun with this already!