Or Finding Your Own Bad Habits
Now, the first thing I’m going to say about creating characters is Do Not Outsmart Yourself With A Clever Naming Scheme!
I speak from experience. Ignore the weird names in the following examples. Or take them as a lesson on what not to do.
What I’m examining right now is how I introduce new characters when I’ve already got my POV character set. I have to see the new character through his or her eyes, and what the MC sees and infers is the information the reader will get.
Analyzing your own writing can be a bit surprising. Take this bit, a newly hired professor, with the head of the department . . . Read more