Aliens vs Belfast.
- Oct 5, 2011
- blah - flags. So many flags.
I don’t think you need to use all the stuff on the sheets. It’s a bit like world building - you know more about the world than is contained in the book which means you write a richer world. I don’t think I’d revise from the beginning until I got to the end at least in draft form, but in making your secondary characters rounder when you do come to editing you should be able to deepen their scenesThanks, i'm definitely going to do this. Ideally I would've done this earlier. Instead I just gave each character a brief list of traits and beliefs and hoped they would grow into a full character (i'm sure that works for some people).
But this brings me back to my original question: If I redefine my characters and give them all arcs, given I am already 50-60% of the way through my book, how should I incorporate this? Would you suggest I keep writing the characters as is, then do all this once i've finished the book? Or do this now and go back and write in the beginnings of their arc in earlier chapters?