Character sketching is one of the hardest things for me. I love working on a new story for all the obvious reasons, but character sketching always ends up being very difficult, especially when it’s my own story. When the character is mine, I can do whatever I want with them. There are no restrictions from another author’s text, which ultimately makes the process more difficult…it’s like starting with a blank canvas. Who is this character? What do they like? What type of clothes would they wear? Where do they live? What motivates them? What color hair do they have? And so on and so on. Endless possibilities!
Archives for March 2011
A Garden for Pig has been nominated for the 2011 Crystal Kite Award! Please visit the SCBWI website to support Kathryn Thurman and I for final round voting until April 15th! Winners will be announced on April 30th.