cheekychook wrote:It's always fascinating to me to hear people say that they have a great character and they're working on coming up with a plot for him. I'd blame it on my social work training (which is to examine "person in place"---as in look at the person, and their place [surroundings,lifestyle, family, etc.] and based on that info help them to identify problems and set attainable goals),
HillaryJ wrote:I always start with a scene, this character in that place, withsomething happening, something which has just happened or something which is about to happen.
Heather B wrote:They appear fully-formed in my head and generally from the type of character/paranormal creature they are, my story evolves.
HillaryJ wrote: Like the one about the little French girl living in a buried coffin, reading a Popular Mechanics. Still don't know what to do with her, and I'm sure she's getting bored.
Quill wrote:For me setting comes first, a place, milieu, or time period that I want to write about, that I know I could do justice to, that I think I could stick with through the thick and thin of many drafts, that I believe I could add something to the world about.
oldhousejunkie wrote:I guess the time period comes first with me since I write historical fiction.
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