Dreaming into Reality
Knowing Where to Start =
Knowing How to Start
Before we launch into Planning and then Writing, let’s briefly discuss the 3 Sevens for Dreaming a Novel into Reality: 7 Characters to Know, 7 Plot Elements, and 7 Work Habits.
- These are what to know before you get started, so you start with what you know.
Dreaming up 7 Characters to Spark Ideas
Free templates abound on Pinterest and the internet to help you develop your primary characters. Use them for all of your primary characters and most of your secondaries. Not your tertiary / walk-on characters. Just make a brief list for them.
Here at the start, don’t spend too much time working out these characters in detail. Get the basics then fly through the basic templates as well as these descriptors.