Wings from Ashes – Character Building #2

Currently I am taking part in an online YA writing workshop. Tonight’s topic is Master Manipulators

 

Discussion:

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.

(Squeal)

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.

 

ROW80 Check-In:

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.

Wow…

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.

 

Stop by the Linky List to root for other writers taking part in Round of Words in 80 Days, the writing challenge for those writers who have a life.

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About Linda Nelson

Linda Nelson is a writer, blogger, daytime worker and student of business management and social services. Her studies are taking up a significant portion of her time while she finishes up her associate's degree and begins working on her bachelor degree with the intent of acquiring her MBA for Human Resource Management. Linda is a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She is the author of Along Came Neil, a Young Adult Sweet-romance which is the last book in her Wings From Ashes trilogy released in 2013. Linda is working on other romances, but their release dates are still undetermined. Linda lives in Southern New Hampshire where she attends college at Franklin Pierce University. You can reach Linda at her website lindajnelson.com.

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