What A New Writer Has To Know About Creating A Character
What is the soul of a story? Some people say the plot, some others say the characters. I say, its both.
But now, Id like to talk about characters.
How do you create a character?
Here are some ways used by writers out there in creating the characters in their story:
Go with the flow
Some writers begin with the first few lines. As long as they can get something interesting for the first line, the rest will follow. The characters personality grows at the same time the writer builds the plot. It is not actually intentionally created. Some writers like this method because, for them, the process of writing is full of magic. It seems like its their hands and mind working together in their subconscious mind. This kind of method is normally used by professional or experienced writers
Concept the details
Some other writers prefer to deeply know the characters. They must know the whole details about this person. They make a list of all the details about the characters. The list contains name (full name and how you call them), age (time and date of birth), height, weight,...