Writing Characters: My Method.


Stuart Aken

Acacia What Acacia might look like.

Character driven fiction is always deeper and more satisfying than that driven by plot. That’s a personal opinion, and many writers will disagree. But it’s how I write. I devise my characters first, get to know them, and then set them down in the location I’ve chosen/invented and place barriers on their route to their desired destination.

Here, I give you the file I used for Acacia, the moderator/narrator for the first book in the Generation Mars series, Blood Red Dust. The picture is one I extracted from the internet and is actually not the one I used for the initial character sketch: that one was lost when I had to transfer files from the iCloud that backed-up my Mac to the new Windows PC I now use. But it gives an idea of how I go about developing a character.

Let me know…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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