Beanery Online Literary Magazine

June 23, 2008

DEVELOPING CHARACTERS IN NOVEL WRITING

According to David Poyer, author of four million copies of thirteen published books in print in 1993 and numerous ones since then, one of the most challenging aspects of writing is character creation—a process central to every length and genre of fiction. And, I might interject, in any other writing that involves persons—albeit, in characters based on living persons, the character is developed differently.
 
In the historic romance novel I’m writing, my characters are given. The main character in the first part of my novel is a French woman (more…)