Creating a character #2 – Origins

When we think about ourselves, we’re made up of everything that has ever happened to us, plus our family background, our culture, religion, our view of the world and much more. So are our characters. You might ask why you have to bother knowing your character’s life story and who their family is/was. Some writers prefer to write their way into a character’s life and make it up as they go along. But once you create a history for your character, once you know where they came from, you will find … [Read more...]