Tag: Characters

Character Interview: Leafman Elfbourne

Character Interview: Leafman Elfbourne

Over the past few days I’ve been digging into planning a rewrite of The Half-Elves, which is a story I initially wrote between the ages of seven and eleven. It’s getting a massive overhaul, but it’s been a lot of fun to deepen the characters I’ve known for years and flesh them out to be more realistic. The story centers around four siblings–Elk, Sarabrina, Leafman, and Saria Elfbourne–who find out they’re originally from a fantastical place called The Hylands. The story follows Elk and Leafman most closely, and so far Leafman is my favorite in this version (even if he is a ball of angst). Without further ado, his interview. Continue reading “Character Interview: Leafman Elfbourne”

May-June Language of Worlds Link-Up

May-June Language of Worlds Link-Up

There’s another edition of Language of Worlds out! This month, I’ll be answering for Rynn.

1. Your character goes on a leisurely stroll. Where to?

She’s probably in the Eckards’ garden. The Eckards have a big garden surrounding their manor, always kept in wonderful shape, and it’s a favorite place for anyone who’s been there. Rynn finds it extremely relaxing. Continue reading “May-June Language of Worlds Link-Up”

5 Details to Bring Your Character to Life

5 Details to Bring Your Character to Life

As a character-driven author whose stories almost always come into being based on a cool character who took up residence in my brain, characters are something I often create by a subconscious process rather than through consciously fleshing them out. That’s why, for so long, roleplaying was a huge part of my character development process. Over the past few months, however, my character-building process has become more conscious and I’ve been able to identify some details that help make characters more realistic and engaging, so here are five details to think about when creating your characters. Continue reading “5 Details to Bring Your Character to Life”