I’m writing a book.
That is–I’ve begun writing a book. Fiction, of course. Something at the intersection of fantasy and reality. But aren’t they all like that?
I’m conceiving my protagonist. I know she’s a she. I know what her personality is like. But, I don’t know what she looks like. So, I’ve turned to Google Images, and I’m browsing photographs of random red-haired vixens. Or will she have dark brown hair?
It’s a journey.
This week, I’m bringing all of the characters to life. In order to do that, I need to get to know them. I need to talk to them. I need to envision them as my friends and colleagues. And only then, will I be able to create someone so multidimensional they’re almost real.
How do you get inspired?