You know the one’s I’m talk about…the characters that you feel as though you know. The characters that make you smile, laugh, and cry. The characters that just won’t go away, even when you’re done your manuscript. Maybe that’s a good thing-maybe it means that these characters aren’t just real for me, but that they’ll be real for the reader too.
What about those places in your manuscript? In my last manuscript (the one that I entered into SYTYCW) I loved the small cabin that I had set out in rural Northern Ontario. I loved the idea of this lone cabin, two unlikely people, and a blizzard. Yeah, okay, so the setting may have been done before but that doesn’t mean it can’t be magical. Everyone has a way of putting their own spin on things and I feel as though I did too.
I love writing and reading about small towns, big, wide open country and winter. Those are the places and stories I love to read about so I guess it only makes sense that I’d want to write about them too.