Here it is again:
So here are a few of my questions:
- How did Sonja wind up as a single mom?
- Who is the father of her child?
- How old is her child and what else do I know about the little one?
- Where does Melissa go to college?
- Did Sonja go to college?
- What about Sonja's parents? the grandparents?
I am creating a spreadsheet for my characters. I didn't start that way. First I started writing a paragraph about each character, but I quickly realized I was writing the story. I decided to use a form instead. I want to be able to locate info quickly. I thought about creating a resume for each character. I am including my characters' birthdays and ages. You don't ask for that info on a resume, but I figure if these characters want a job in my book, I expect full disclosure! In the end, all I needed was a simple spreadsheet.