From the Author
I build upon my characters during the story creation. I should probably sketch out every little detail about each character before writing. I read some authors use that method. And while I'm a pretty organized and detailed person, I have no interest in doing a deep character profile for each character. I will admit, however, having written the second book in the Death and Destiny Trilogy, a character profile cheat sheet would've been nice (LOL).I may have to revisit my decision to not use the strategy.
"Of Beasts and Bonds"has a great ensemble cast, so I work hard to create diverse yet complementary characters. I try not to create "the funny" character or "the jerk" character,for example. What I want are three-dimensional characters, this includes supporting characters. So while I don't write a complete bio of each character beforehand, I am very deliberate in the crafting of each character and the role(s)they serve in the book. With a trilogy, I'm able to show the growth of my characters as well as their deeper layers, which is quite nice and rewarding.