In my upcoming novel, For the Birds, main character Cricket Stone has a super quirky habit. Warning: it’s spicy!
Who is Cricket, exactly? What does she do for a living? How old is she? Where does she live? What are her quirks? These are all the thing I needed to figure out before I even started writing For the Birds.
Through my years of writing, I have written a total of three novels. And yet, I've only just published my first novel this year. So what was the difference? What made this story easier to clean up and publish than the other two? I knew my characters. Before I even wrote the story, I took … Continue reading Make friends with your characters