Hello all Some may have read the excerpt from the beginning of this project. IF so, I hope you liked it, but I am looking for some general suggestions of how to develop some of my characters. First I will give a brief summary of what I have decided will happen in Part 1. The zombie plague is pretty much a curse from God, that starts with one man, Justin McGrath, a child serial killer. We meet 7 cops, one is at the scene when it starts, four more show up shortly after, but the other two run into some trouble on the way. Those two happen upon a hit and run on the way. We meet three college students outside a bar, two of them get hit by the car the two officers are chasing. We follow them shortly, and they will show up again much later in the story. That being said, here is a list of characters and the general ideas I have for them. *We will go into a flashback scene for each of the cops, and probably the killer* Justin McGrath aka The Beast - Child serial killer. Evil bastard, not much o the gory detail needs to be shared. Lieutenant Earl Harris - Has a personal vendetta with The Beast, who killed his niece which resulted in his brother committing suicide. Detective John Rixford - A jolly fat man, good friend, good cop. Not much on him yet, maybe a depressing life with a wife who can't have children or something to that extent. Scott Temple - Self proclaimed ladies man, somewhat of a pervert. Hails from Staten Island and has the vocabulary to prove it. Though, I want to show that this is all a facade to mask his true self loathing about his life. Keith and Jarrod Hall - Two black brothers, close in age. Their backstory is coming to completion. Their father was killed in a shootout when they were ~13. The flashback is them running to the hospital and joining their father before he passes. Chris Owens - Has a wife and young child, ironically it is his sons birthday this night. Want to show how much of a good and loyal father and husband he is. Allen Atkins - The rookie. I haven't figured a story for him yet. --College kids -- Jason Agnew - Jock Casey Kane - Irish gal who can hold her drink, Jason's girlfriend Charlie Capwell - Sort of metal head / goth who is a sloppy drunk. (When the crash happens, Charlie dies as he is puking in the street, and Casey, who had come to his aid, is injured badly. We follow Jason and Casey to the hospital where **** will eventually hit the fan) And that's where I am so far. However, this is supposed to be a surprise, so if you for some reason actually want to read this and not be, skip this.. Thanks ahead for all the replies! **spoiler ** All of the cops will die I have thought long and hard about this, but it is the only way. They all have to die. The purpose of my need for development is that I want the reader to care and even love some of these men while they know them. I plan for Part 1 to be about 100-150 pages, and the message is that this book will get personal.