If you have a chance to stop by IWSG today, I'm talking about how you decide which character is the main character in your story. Love to read your comments. One more week until the Theme Reveal for the A to Z Challenge. You still have time to sign up right here.
Today I'm posing the question to all of you. Which come first for you as a writer? The plot or the character? When your muse speaks to you, does it introduce a tortured soul struggling to overcome a painful experience or safe the world? Or does a complicated scenario or plot come to you and you have to invent the character smart enough to solve the mystery or strong enough to save the day?
For my science fiction romances, my characters are only vague ideas, but the difficulties facing them are the first clear thing I figure out along with their futuristic world. The enemy usually comes to me first and from there I figure out the heroes and heroines needed to defeat them.
For my epic fantasy series, I always fully imagine the protagonist first and the world and antagonist develop only after I understand the main character. Not sure why, but perhaps it's because in epic fantasy series, the challenges usually multiple and the stakes get higher as the series continue.
Hopefully, you'll be safe and careful on St. Patty's Day tomorrow. No green beer for me but I might lift a glass of wine in a toast.
I put the snow shovels away this past weekend and a few bulbs are pushing green shoots up through the warming soil.
In case you thought this winter was bad, at least this factoid from The Old Farmer's Almanac hasn't happened to you.
Once every 180 years, a meteorite might strike someone on Earth.
How do write, chicken or egg first? Drinking any green beer tomorrow? Any signs of spring at your house? Have your theme ready? Ever dodge a meteorite?
I might be a little late responding to comments and visiting blogs today. I returned my daughter to Boston after spring break yesterday and stay overnight for a mom/daughter sleepover.