He Reminds Me of Creepy Uncle Charlie and I Don’t Trust Him

Readers must identify with your characters to keep them reading.

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Some writers develop their characters as they write. I can’t manage that. I need to have my characters clearly in mind before I begin to write. I must be able to see them, hear their voices, know how they think, first. They must become so real to me they come to life

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Patricia A Faber

When I retired I felt at loose ends without a job to go to each day. I needed something to do. So I decided to write a novel. But I didn’t have a clue.