I’m participating in the #LoveWritingChallenge by Katie Kling. For more information see the introduction post.
This weeks theme are Characters and today is all about Fun Facts.
To make things easier for myself I will focus on the ladies (and characters) in three of my longer stories:
- The Unnamed One (with Michael)
- The Queen’s Wish
- The Neubrandenwolf
Though I might add more from other stories.
For stuff about our characters from Warlords feel free to check out our Facebook Page.
Jokes on you…
All right, fun facts about my projects…let’s see…
I already told you that I had characters that wanted their names changed and that Nina’s and Rasha’s names are based on real people…hmm…
Is it a fun fact that I prefer writing my stories by hand, but haven’t written a single line on paper for TQW?
Well, unless you count corrections made on a print out…
Is it a fun fact that a story tells me which language it wants to be written in? That’s why NBWolf is originally English and TQW was German to begin with.
Is it a fun fact that I’m a visual writer? That I imagine the conversations, the way characters interact/move/etc. and then try to write down what I saw?
Probably not, as neither of those have to do with my characters…Let’s think again…
Hmm…how about this:
I only noticed that Emry was left handed, because he kept doing stuff with that hand.
Just as it only occurred to me that Amir was a biologist when I envisioned a scene of him and Thomas walking around a lake and talking about it.
This is a pretty common occurrence when I write, as I put the characters in scenes and then see what happens. Sometimes the direction it goes sounds interesting, but then I rethink it and realize that it doesn’t fit and I either cut out/not write the scene completely or rearrange it to fit better.
As we’re already talking about funny things:
Another thing that is pretty common amongst my characters is that they share my humour. It’s hard for me to tell jokes I wouldn’t laugh about or wouldn’t make myself – regardless of how bad they are, so I add those to lighten the mood at times. Well, because of that I wouldn’t be surprised if some characters from different stories would get along well and just have a pun-tastic time. 😀
See you tomorrow, when I talk about my favourite characters…
Yeah, I know those „finding out things while writing“-moments quite well, though I experience most of them during RPG. But than, again, I’m doing a special kind of this with fellow writers in order to develop and explore the depths of the characters in our respective books, so I hope it counts.
That’s how I found out that my latest character, Robert Daveron, is turned on when he’s been fed :D. It always surprises me what kind of kinks my characters reveal…