Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Character Development Inspiration

I'm still ironing out the manuscript for my most recent picture book, but sometimes creating the character and seeing them in action helps the words flow a little easier. I like to get to know my characters first anyway so I know who I'm writing about.

Character references can come from ANYWHERE... you just have to look up! I was in the Car Dealer Service area this morning with my children, and our daughter kindly pointed out that the gentleman across the room would be a great reference for the elderly character in the story. I love how children have an eye for things, but I'm not sure that the man in the corner would be as flattered if he heard her.