Currently I am taking part in an online YA writing workshop. Tonight’s topic is Master Manipulators
Any good-looking lovers from your past who have used their charismatic ways to pressure you into doing something against your will? Describe the childhood and manipulative behavior of a character who won’t take “No” for an answer.
Truth be told, I have trouble with this character type. I certainly don’t like them and I have trouble casting a character like this but I know that I have, but not in Friends of Choice or Road Salt, or at least not yet.
This would be Darmin in Witch Book. She even goes through the trouble of stealing Monika’s binding cloth by switching it with the one she made knowing full well that the one she made was not properly created.
She will have to be more charismatic in the next book if she wishes to continue to keep up the charade with Lord Ky’debaul. He too is a master Manipulator and it will be a battle of wits between these two in the coming sequel.
I just love all this character building. This is all bringing to mind ways to build my characters besides looking at the color of their hair and their eyes.
No, I have not done much in the way of editing since this past weekend. But as you can see above I am getting much more insight into what kind of characters I have already created and how I can make them develop more in the coming sequels.
I kind of wish I had joined all these groups sooner…
If it hadn’t been for my good friend, Linda Kepner, I would never have known about RWA.
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