OK, we've decided on a bit of furniture re-arrangement in here. Make it a bit more lively and play some wild music. Get more people involved.
The purpose of the joint was to talk about writing process, but it hasn't been very focussed, so I've suggested we talk about writing areas, and the mob get to chirp back, ask hard questions, offer topics and yeah, make our lives a bit more lively and miserable :-) So: to start the ball rolling - it's been said there are really two kinds of novels, plot driven and character driven. Of course like most generalisations this comes in 53 shades of true and betwixt, but I'm a believer in character being what get me to read on.
So: who is your favorite character and why? Chip in please. Let us know this worth doing and we'll all try for feedback and grow all of writing through this.
I'm going to start with Miles Calverleigh from Georgette Heyer's Black Sheep. I love the touch of antihero and humour. I also love the way Miles feel 'deep'. You're not quite sure what is going on in his head. Heyer manages a few neat tricks with writing this character that I've tried to use myself. She trails his the background JUST enough to intrigue for starters. It's cleverly and subtly done.
Come on. Roll up! Roll up! Comments on Miles, comments on your fave characters. Then we can extend this to what we do to build characters, what tricks there are etc.