This month is usually the hottest in Minnesota but my mind seems to be on Fall like most of the people in the creative world. I’ve been thinking about fall harvests, Halloween, and winter scenes. For the creatures in my books and in my artwork, do I go cute or dark and gruesome?
Summer is still here but I’ve looked at a whole section of Halloween themed items in stores. Up here there are people who decorate their houses just like it’s Christmas for Halloween, and I’ve wondered if this holiday will rival the other holidays for displays.
Being an artists does help my book characters because I can draw them in detail for my writing. I don’t describe, because a writer shouldn’t. I still let the audience fill in the details of their heroes but being able to see the detail for myself helps me develop characters. What they wear is all part of their personality. Sometimes having one favorite color jacket or signature piece gives readers something to grasp and hold onto throughout your novel. This is also part of making characters memorable.
To start out our week, I want you to take a character that you haven’t developed or that you’ve been struggling with. Give them a signature piece of clothing or jewelry. Make a collage if you can’t draw. Create their color palette. Do they wear makeup? Do they like leather, metal, or soft fabrics? Write out the details.
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