Rewriting Lust #12: Character Development

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Hope you are all doing Terrific today.

So, this post was suppose to be published on the 4th, but I was so out of it yesterday.  I did work on writing the premises of the other book series that will take place in the “Favor of Ares” universe. I will be writing this as if it was August 4,2018.

Word Count: The word count by the end of Saturday is suppose to be 3500 words. Meaning 2 chapters should of been written. I actually have 7,825 words written, so I’m way ahead of schedule.

Goal: Developing Characters.

So, for week 1 we used The Complete Guide for Self Publishing Comics to get started on the concept. Now that I’m in the writing phase, I decided to use Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel.  Although this book is for mystery writes, other genre writes could benefit by taking out the mystery elements and replacing them with your own genre elements.

I have 8 main characters who will equally share the role of protagonist. I discusses in Rewriting Lust #3 that the characters attitudes will be based off Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs. I also used Type Talk and 45 Master Characters to give them more personalities.

Over the next couple of days I will be filling out the worksheets, but today’s focus will be explaining the roles of each team member. The character sheets are separated into the following categories:

  • Appearance
  • Status and Ambition
  • Background Decisions
  • Talents and Skills
  • Personality Traits
  • Under Duress
  • Tastes and Preferences
  • Personality Traits
  • Why they Might Lie
  • Character Name

Now it will take me some time to complete this for all of them, but I know enough about them to start the book.

Most of the works was already done by using Type Talk, 45 Master Characters, and the interviews I did with my friends. The rest of these details I can use later on in the chapters to give more depth to each character.

I’m going to a worksheet a day for each main character. Meaning, I will complete 8 appearance worksheets. That way by the time I start to do the fourth draft (or second depending on your view). I can add these details in (if it makes sense and if it helps drive the story.)

Art: I started using How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. This book motivated as me as a child and I’m going to be using it to help me with digital drawing. Today’s subject is form and using spheres, cylinders, and cubes. I will upload my practice sheets on Deviantart and Patreon(free).

Marketing: I didn’t do any real marketing or networking today. My blog has reached 50 followers and I gain 2 new followers on Instagram. I’m starting to see more traffic from Facebook going to the blog.

Thats all folks I’ll see you next post, remember to always Be Terrific!

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