Something About Sheritta #25

IMG_20150626_120500Q: Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?
A: It’s happened several times when I have a short list of characters when I start the outline (just a main few) but as I get to writing the scenes, I realize I need to add some in. For instance, with The Rose and The Lion, I had to add several characters from the town of Levi that would becoming important later. But when I’m in the process of planning, I don’t really think about who exactly is going to have an impact on my characters. I just know there needs to be an interaction and I fill in the blanks later. And my main characters also develop over the course of the plot, some of which I have to just make up on the fly. Like how Belle Clearwater’s favorite book is Anne of Green Gables. It was just a random thought and it plays well into who she is as a woman suffering from anxiety and a daughter who feels alone in the world. But I didn’t start the book knowing that I would add that part in. It just came to me.

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About Sheritta Bitikofer

Sheritta Bitikofer is an author of eclectic tastes. When she's not writing her next paranormal or urban fantasy novel, she can be found volunteering at her local animal shelter, shooting archery at a medieval reenactment event, doing Zumba, watching a historical documentary, or having coffee with her husband at their favorite café. A wife and fur-mama to two rescue dogs, she makes time to write engaging and moving stories about shifters, vampires, and magic that enthrall readers from cover to cover.
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