Day 137 of 365:
This. Is. Everything.
It’s a character sketch. My first one ever.
Confession time: when it comes to writing, I’m a total Pantser. As in, besides a basic outline, I pre-plan almost nothing and write by the seat of my pants; I let the story come to me as I go. As opposed to Plotters, who plan almost every meticulous detail of their plot before they even pick up a pen.
So, I mentioned earlier that I went to a writing workshop over the weekend. It was amazing! Anyway, one of the takeaways was this set of information gathering sheets, and an interview questionnaire to use as a way of mapping out key characters in your story
I’ve tried character mapping before – with not much success. Until now.
Wow! What a light bulb moment! I know my character now! She can’t surprise, stupefy or mystify me any longer!
I am a very happy writer, yes I am.
However, I will not be changing teams and become a Plotter. No way.
Once a Pantser, always a Pantser…..