Questioning Character

By Holly Lisle

I’m still digging through Create A Character Clinic. There keeps being more to say, to demonstrate, and to question, and the trick is getting to be how to keep this book in bounds.

Character is such an enormous subject. Narrowing the thing down to the specific act of creating characters and then extending it marginally to include writing the characters one has created in a professional fictional format is a wonderful challenge–sort of like taking an enormous shrub and cutting, twisting, and reshaping it into an elegant little bonsai. The writing part is a delight.

Formatting everything written into an acceptable book, and doing all the color charts and the few illustrations, on the other hand, is a BIG pain in the posterior.

But CCC progresses, and as far as I can tell, I’m still on schedule.

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