A year ago I shared a portrait of my main character, Tarra. Now, in honour of our anniversary, I thought I'd share some of the doodles and drawings I've done of her and her universe over the course of a year.
I've been trying to write every day since I started this Nano2015 project back on 1 April. I've been recording my progress day-by-day since July and this is what I've learned.
A first draft doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a sketch.
A reflection on the roles of The Drama Triangle and the impact it can it have when all characters get a chance to play all the roles.
One of my favourite Nano Pep Talks was by Maureen Johnson about reaching the middle part of your novel and realising that it's pretty much like the middle of Australia - large, barren and "all teeth and venom".
I'm trying to avoid writing a main character who acts and sounds like me. So for my latest MC, Tarra, I decided to roll out some attributes using a Pathfinder character sheet.