Ok. They are kicking my butt. There is so much more they haven’t told me about their thoughts and emotions and so much I haven’t told my reader. Now, in Lesson Six, every scene in every chapter is up for character examination.
Questions to answer: why is each character in the scene, what do they do, how do I feel when I read it, what do I want the reader to feel??? OMG.
I did a fast count of the characters in the novel, from the one line walk ons, to the main trouble makers, and I came up with four main characters, two secondary characters, and twenty-one lesser folks. Gosh. Think that’s too many? I’m not sure yet. Since I only have to mention one line folks once, it may not be as immense as it feels now.
But – I just finished Chapter Two so only 23 to go.