Ways to Reuse your Characters

Uninspired Writers

Good morning creators of worlds! I hope you’ve all had a great week.

Mine has been typically full of non-creative pursuits, but all things that needed doing. I’m hoping to kick start September with a bit more productivity! I hope it’s going to be a great month for you all too. What’re your goals?

I want to talk today about reusing characters. In the context of characters from stories you’ve written/plotted in the past, that maybe weren’t quite up to scratch to pursue, even though the character was solid.

In the past, I have plotted novels/written scraps of them, with characters I have adored and felt confident in, and passionate about. And yet their story sucked, so there was no point wasting my time on them anymore…or was there? By reusing characters, I have managed to write strong stories with a cast, and characters I thought I’d never get to…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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