Creating a character can be difficult sometimes. Yet other times it can be very easy.
Personally, I mostly seem to find a character first and as I write a little about them a story begins to develop around them organically.
I often find characters who have played a minor role in one book can develop further in my mind until they become the main character in another book. This is particularly so for my Liverpool series of books.
I recently completed and published another in the series.This one is a novella called ‘Sweet Little Things.’
The main character in this story is one of those who evolved in my mind from a very old memory.
When I was a little girl, growing up in Liverpool, I used to sometimes see an old lady passing by.
She always wore a scarf with scraps of long straggly hair hanging down. Her coat was in tatters and the little bit you could see of her face was dirty, very dirty.
She never spoke to anyone that I remember and always kept her head down.
Creating A Character
Characters don’t always evolve from old memories and sometimes the hardest thing is to create a character straight from a blank sheet. This is where an exercise can help: