oracne - Victoria Janssen (oracne) wrote,
oracne - Victoria Janssen

making characters

I've been too busy with family over the last few days to write, but occasional thoughts surface.

I am considering having this be a single pov novel, something I've never tried, so therefore it's worth doing. So far I have the pov character and a couple others. I had the thought last night that I don't think I can produce an entire novel with just those characters. I need secondaries, some of them relatively significant to the plot I'm still figuring out.

So I think, as I read my research material, I'll make mental note of interesting roles that these new characters can fill. Sometimes, just knowing I need, say, a paperhanger is enough to spark an idea of who the character is.

Also, when I write my exploratory zero draft scenes, I will try and introduce at least one extra person into each one, and see who works and who doesn't.
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