Here is my interview with Walter Rhein.
The act of character creation is different for every artist/author by definition. I abhore authors or editors (hell, anyone) that try to dictate the way in which someone is creative. Instead, I believe that everyone has to develop their own creative process. Often times those methods are a patchwork of activities and actions similar (or even identical) to what another author’s and probably more often, they are a developed through an author’s own experiences and efforts. Everyone does things differently, and my method for thumb nailing characters is probably far different from most others.
First of all—I want to thank Ellen Mandeville for inviting me to participate in this wonderful blog tour. Secondly, I’d like to apologize for my tardiness in posting. My life got a little wonky the last few weeks, and I found it difficult to coordinate things—
I know, I know. Poor excuse. But, it’s all I‘ve got. So, I’ m sorry Ellen for the delay.
In my last blog on my creative process I spoke about writing with the end in mind in order to avoid my 20,000 work purgatory. I wrote about the importance of having a goal in mind and managing my writing activities toward that general goal. It is the singular most important part of writing that allows me to actually finish a piece. But, it is still only part of the equation. Managing my writing activities comes with its own challenges.