The Importance of Character

Heather Kindt

If my husband had his will in my writing, I’d have a wall of plotting all over my office. It’s too bad for him that I’m the writer and he’s not. I’m not saying that I don’t plot and don’t think ahead in my story when I’m writing, but my style is more character-driven. The first story I wrote, The Weaver is about a college freshman named Laney Holden. A lot of Laney’s characteristics and reactions come from me. She’s an introvert, loves history, and is passionate about both her writing and her characters (well, maybe she’s a little more passionate about her characters than I am – you’ll understand when you read the book). It is also important to give characters flaws. Laney often lets others take advantage of her and is so introverted she’s almost scared to interact with others at times.

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My WIP is The Ender

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