books proposeOk, so I’m busy trying to write but wanted to touch base with my writing friends. You never know where your inspiration will come from.  Do you live with a reader? I do (even married him) and it is great to be together and yet in different worlds. I imagine my historical characters dancing about the room dodging the bullets and car chases of his action adventure heroes.

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I heard an idea for character development (probably from one of you). Find pictures of people who have similar features to your characters. For example, you may do a Google search for females with brown hair (I tried it to be sure nothing inappropriate popped up). best weaponsHaving a real image of a person may help your character become more real.

What other tips and tricks do you use when forming your characters?

reading and ignoranceHi ho, hi ho, it’s of to write I go.  You never know where your inspiration will come from. Go people watching and find your next great character.

tea and booksOk, so I’m busy trying to write but wanted to touch base with my writing friends. You never know where your inspiration will come from.

Ok, so I’m busy trying to write but wanted to touch base with my writing friends.

stack of books

bumper stickers2Sitting in traffic behind this car I was flooded with writing ideas. Which one of my characters would drive this car? Did they add the stickers or did they come on the car? How can a person believe in all of these causes at once? Or was each one the belief of the month? What if this car was in a wreck, could they separate the damage from the mangled bumper stickers? What does the driver look like? Are they young? Are they old? Clean-cut or sloppy?

You decide.