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Still plugging along with the 21-step program, completing steps 9-12. Yesterday I intended to do step 13, but I was literally running around from 7 am to 10 pm and didn't have time.

This particular program asks you to concentrate on only three pov characters, which is a challenge for me, 'cause I like to have a whole cast of characters who all get their own pov moments in a novel. I do that because different pov's of the same event or person is one of themes that interests me. But when I was doing all my world-building in the first half of this year, my cast of characters just started to expand on me, and I needed to rein that in. Also, because of the way I want to handle the supernatural in this new story, I think it serves the story to concentrate on just a few of the characters, specifically, the ones that are clueless about the supernatural, who will then become my characters of invitation.

The program also asks you to think about more practical matters of who your characters are, and how those practical details connect them to the world of the story. So I actually learned new things about these characters in a few days I hadn't come up with in the previous eight months. So that was cool.

More of the same next week, 'cause it keeps me off the streets and out of trouble.

And, because reading is part of writing:

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Aug. 2nd, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
this program sounds really interesting. Where did you find it? In a book or from your writing coach
Aug. 2nd, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
It's from a seminar I took at the local indy bookstore. The guy has a book that covers the material on his website.
Aug. 2nd, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
oh cool thanks
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