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I have tried and tried to get the above onto my side bar. Have done it successfully up until yesterday. It works here but won't work there and by not working it means that I lose the whole side bar. I know that means one piece of code is messed up by I can't find it! So I am making progress despite the what the side bar says!!!
Over on Fiona Harper's blog, http://www.fionaharper.blogspot.com/, she asks some key questions that are helping me wrestle with the character thing. I have been a pantser in the past. I would outline the characters and then write - no great detail. As I wrote the characters spoke to me and told me who they are. There is good discussion of this on CS Harris blog, http://csharris.blogspot.com/.
Well, with A Cornish House, the character are talking a great deal but not revealing much about themselves. I know that is a reflection of their characters in itself but this is a character lead book with me being a plot lead writer.........Help! So Fiona's questions helped cement a few key points in my mind about them and showed me some weak points. So tomorrow will most likely be a none writing day.
I am meeting my gorgeous twenty something niece for coffee and then off to the Velacquez exhibition, http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/exhibitions/velazquez/default.htm, so I don't see a window of opportunity but I am hoping that the down time will help me work through some of the weak points. Well, one can hope!