Reading about Characters….
A while back the Chicklit Club voted on the “Best” chick lit characters of all time. See who made the list:
|L to R: Bridget Jones, Rebecca Bloomwood, Miranda Priestley (film adaptations)|
As I’ve been working on my current WIP, I’ve been thinking a lot about characters. What point of view to tell their story in? Who to include? What should I call them? How much of their lives should I reveal? When should I introduce them? When should I show conflict between them and when should it be resolved?
|Film version of One for the Money by Janet Evanovich |
(Katherine Heigl as Stephanie Plum, Middle)
What do you look for in a character when you read? What are some of the most unique traits you have read about in characters?
Writing about characters…
One of my favorite websites is Girlfriends Book Club. It’s compiled by various chick lit and women’s fiction authors who rotate publishing posts every day. Not only is it a special treat for me because it is written by so many fantastic writers, but the content and advice is always a treasure! As fate would have it, wouldn’t you know it but all my favorite ladies had a bit to say about how to create that perfect leading lady:
Where do you draw your inspiration for characters?
Here are a few other various resources on Creating Characters:
More helpful books on characters:
Creating Characters by Dwayne V. Swain
Characters & Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card
Writer’s Guide to Character Traits by Dr. Linda Edelstein
45 Master Characters by Victoria Schmidt
What are some traits that you feel MUST BE INCLUDED when creating a character?
Putting on My Lip Gloss is a series of blog posts that represent my personal thoughts, ideas and general ramblings related to chick lit reading and writing. Every day is an inspiration – I never know where my next post is going to come from, but when it does, I always feel like putting on my lip gloss! Thanks for reading.