I'm lucky to be participating in the the DREAMLESS Blog Tour.
Josephine is chatting with us about writing her most challenging character.
I think the most challenging character for me to write about was Daphne. She has a specific goal throughout the course of the books, but I didn’t want to give that goal away until the climax, so choosing what to reveal to the reader and what to withhold was one of the hardest aspects of developing the STARCROSSED storyline. Stephen King once said that good books don’t reveal all their secrets at once. But he never said when exactly to reveal them.
This is why I’m such a big fan of outlines. Sometimes the difference between an exciting book and a slow one doesn’t have anything to do with the plot or the characters. It’s in the timing of the reveals that decides how engrossing that story is. Outlining is the best way to plan when to reveal secrets to the reader, and by spacing out the secrets, you can keep people turning pages, desperate to find out what happens next.
Daphne’s backstory and her motivation for all the terrible things she does to Helen drive the pace in STARCROSSED and her timeline decides the spacing of some major reveals. I worked my butt off to make her as effective as possible. She is a complicated character, but ultimately, it has been extremely rewarding for me to write her.Follow Josephine: Website - Blog - Twitter - Facebook - Goodreads
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