Friday, November 12, 2010

Footloose and Fancy-free Friday 11/12

Sorry for vanishing, everyone.  Busy busy week.  With lots of fun things happening.

Someone asked me recently how I know my characters are developed enough.  I gave my answer, but now I want to know yours.

How do you know when your characters are fully fleshed out and real?  How do you know they've become individuals capable of carrying the story that needs to be told?


  1. Ahh, good question! For me, I've learned it's when I don't have to plan a character's reaction. They just DO whatever it is they're going to do. I've written stories before that were plot driven instead of character driven, and I learned my lesson!

  2. I ditto JEM. When I don't even have to think about the character's reaction, he/she is fully formed, at least in my mind. :)


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