Wyn here again!
I hope you all are being safe and having fun this summer. In my area that intails avoiding the smoke and sometimes finding alternate activities instead of what was planned. Super fun and good practice being flexible, but hard after a while. It’s hard to figure out what to do when stuck inside for over a week. For me this means cleaning my room, homework, art, and of course writing.
Lately my writing has been focused into one story, and I’ve been making a lot of headway with it, which is odd for me, but hey, it’s working. It’s been fun having one character to research things for instead of a whole cast of them, and overall it’s been a whole lot less overwelming. I think that right now, focusing on only one main character is really helping me be successful in both my writing and everything else I have to do in my life.
Because of this focus, I’ve been looking for character profiles on the web that I can use to expand my grasp on my characters. This has been intersting because I’ve heard several different opinions on the usefulness of them. Some people find them hugely helpful, and a great resource to fall back on, other people say that they are a distraction. I personally think that it depends how they are used. I use mine to help me keep focus on my story and gather more information about the little darlings who populate the worlds I have.
If you are working on a story or a character, I’d advise you to find what works with you, and run with it! Everyone’s creative process is different, and there is no right way to do it, as long as you don’t give up. And also share what you do! Just make sure to take comments with a grain of salt.
Hope you guys have a good end to your summer,
Here’s a couple links to different character forms that I’ve found interesting —