Sunday, 17 June 2012

Getting to know them again.

I've spent the last hour reading through the 19k words that I already have down on NRIMH, reacquainting myself with all of the subsiduary characters and who is connected to whom. I discovered that I'm rooting for S, that I actually feel sorry for J and that H's son started of being called James but became Peter a bit later. I settled on James. Let the new words roll.

4 comments:

Diane Fordham said...

It is a good idea to reacquaint ourselves with the characters. Funny how you said that about the names - recently I was reading a short story mag and found the character's name had changed half way through the story. I was surprised neither the writer or editor picked up on that. :-)

Flowerpot said...

Go for it Colette!

Olivia Ryan said...

This made me smile, Colette. I'm always changing the names of my characters. Sometimes they just feel wrong after a while! I think, too, you have to be careful not to have names that are too similar, starting with the same letter or rhyming etc, so the reader doesn't get confused!

Colette McCormick said...

Diane - that happened to me recently too. Wonder if we read the same story.
FP - I will.
Olivia - I once had a MC called Tim whose dad was called Tom. Very confusing until Tom became Keith.