1. Brooke Sandhurst

    Brooke Sandhurst New Member

    Feb 13, 2015
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    Help with Characters

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by Brooke Sandhurst, Feb 13, 2015.

    Hey, I'm currently writing a romance book. I need your help. The book takes place at a summer camp and I'm hoping to get people to aid in creating characters for this book. I'd much appreciate it and be really grateful.

    Just let me know the characters: Name, Sex, Hair, Eyes, Height, Hobbies & Interests, Sports they play etc. and my favorite submissions will be put in the book :)
  2. Chinspinner

    Chinspinner Contributor Contributor

    Oct 15, 2011
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    London, now Auckland
    haha, I have my own characters to write ;)
  3. EdFromNY

    EdFromNY Hope to improve with age Supporter Contributor

    Jun 13, 2010
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    Queens, NY
    The creative process of writing is something that can belong only to the writer herself/himself. Truly memorable characters are those that are unique to the story. They aren't pre-fab parts to be placed wherever needed.

    Create your own characters based on the story you want to tell. And know that, whatever your concept of your characters may be at the moment you begin writing, they will change over the course of the story in ways you did not anticipate when you started. That's because the process of writing is an iterative one, in which new ideas, new challenges, new developments occur to us as we write, and these events change our characters as they react to them. Sort of like the rule of physics that every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

    Best of luck in your writing.
  4. maskedhero

    maskedhero Active Member

    May 4, 2013
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    Well Brooke, I'd say that your characters are your own, but there are archetypes you can follow. If the story is at a camp, are we following a diverse crowd of people, from all different walks of life, thrown together for a summer? Or are we following a group, or two, that may be outcasts from the whole?

    Making unique and memorable characters is always a chore, but it is also a joy. Their names and physical descriptions matter less than who they are, as a character, and what they do.

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