I’ve seen it said that one of the most important differences between writers is whether they’re “plot-first” or “character-first”.
Welcome to February! We have a bit of a change of pace this month. During this month and March, our questions come from our contributors. This week’s question comes from Jean Davis.
How does an story begin? We all start from some idea. Everyone starts from something different. So let’s find out what our authors do when they begin a story.
Since I’m working on a (hopefully) long-running series, the characters come first, and the plots are often created by complications from what they’ve done before. Even in the beginning of this series though, it was rather firmly wrapped around a few well-defined characters, whom I’d been playing for a while either in online roleplaying chat or in MMORPGs. I always found playing the characters to be insanely useful, especially…
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