From my previous posts, you can tell that 2009 was the year of quest for me. I took numerous classes. Read a stack of ‘How-to’ books…and tried to practice what I’ve learned.
One point is that character comes first…if you’re writing romance. I am bad about having a ‘plot’ and skipping the whole internal conflict issue. And I probably need my head examined for admitting any weakness on a public blog…
But one of the first things I do when planning a book is turn to my CRUTCH. My best friend. A book I KNOW I can count on...
NAME OF BOOK:BELIEVABLE CHARACTERS Creating with Enneagrams by Laurie Schnebly
WHY I READ THIS BOOK: Because I’d participated in a discussion Laurie led at e-harlequin and I wanted to know more.
LEARNED: Characters need believable reasons to do what they do.
WAS IT HELPFUL:  Routine  Ah ha Moment
BELIEVABLE CHARACTERS rates a 5++
COLOR CODING: [a different color each time I’ve read]
[1 color] a New Book [5 colors] Trying to master
The pages in BELIEVABLE CHARACTERS look like an Easter Egg so that means another 5.
TAKE AWAY: Don’t let this book out of your sight. Make your characters real.
Have you read this book?
What was your response?