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Teens Can Write, Too! Blog Chain Post- How do you develop and relate to characters?


Hi, loves! -waves-

You all remember this post from last month for the Teens Can Write, Too! blog chain post, yes? This month, it’s pretty much the same deal– the only difference is the prompt. And so:

How do you develop and relate to your characters?

Well, let’s start with the first question: how do I develop them? Well, it’s pretty simple. I develp them by knowing people; by watching TV; by critiquing movies and listening to real people’s problems. Then I mix and match until I find a combination that I like.

And as for  relating to my characters? The short answer is that I don’t. I honestly don’t. I don’t like relating to them, because I tend to kill them all off. If I relate to a character, it hurts more. I mean, all of my characters are my babies… but killing off one that I actually like or relate to? It’s not fun, guys.

Plus, my characters tend to be pessimistic, unhappy, or annoying. I’d kind of rather not relate to them. (:

Other People Who Are In On This Wonderful, Wonderful Blog Chain:

December 5– http://correctingpenswelcome.wordpress.com — Comfy Sweaters, Writing and Fish

December 6– http://taystapeinc.wordpress.com — Tay’s Tape

December 7– http://insideliamsbrain.wordpress.com — This Page Intentionally Left Blank

December 8– http://alohathemuse.wordpress.com — Embracing Insanity

December 9– http://noveljourneys.wordpress.com — Novel Journeys

December 10– http://sporkattack.blogspot.com — Crazy Socks and Ninja Bunnies

December 11– http://kirstenwrites.wordpress.com — Kirsten Writes!

December 12– https://herebefaries.wordpress.com — The Land of Man-Eating Pixies

December 13– http://delorfinde.wordpress.com — A Farewell to Sanity

December 14– http://estherstar1996.wordpress.com — Esther Victoria1996

December 15– http://thewordasylum.wordpress.com — The Word Asylum

December 16– http://teenagereader.wordpress.com — Teenage Reader

December 17– http://biozarre.wordpress.com — Missy Biozarre, Young Adult Author

December 18– http://greatlakessocialist.wordpress.com — Red Herring Online

December 19– http://incessantdroningofaboredwriter.wordpress.com– The Incessant Droning of a Bored Writer

December 20– http://herestous.wordpress.com — Here’s To Us

December 21– http://teenscanwritetoo.wordpress.com –Teens Can Write Too! (We will be announcing the topic for next month’s chain)

Keep writing, loves! (:

~Coffee

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4 comments on “Teens Can Write, Too! Blog Chain Post- How do you develop and relate to characters?

  1. Short and sweet. I like it, but I think I would like to see how exactly you put together the qualities in a character. That would be interesting. Anyway, good post!

  2. Hmmm… Honestly? You probably should make your characters relatable and lovable (you mention they’re annoying) otherwise, no reader would feel for or have interest in the character and that would ruin a good book…
    Anyway, nice post and thanks for participating!

    • My characters are annoying to me, because when I write, I find the smallest detail about them (they flip their hair to the right when they’re nervous, they chew their fingernails, etc.) and I build off of that. Plus, I create characters. So yeah, they’re annoying to me, as a creator, but my characters are lovable to everyone else.
      Unless, of course, I’m going for the “I hate that character!” feel like I had for the chick in Thirteen Reasons Why, because in that case, you don’t need a princess or a knight or whatever, because then, you have a character that you hate and you want to see him fail, and that’s what keeps you hooked on the book.
      Thank you, and the chain is fun.

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