writing a first novel

A Character Board Is An Asset To A Manuscript

Character boards can be a worthy time investment for an author planning a novel – especially the first one. Writer’s Digest says: “One effective way to create lively characters on the page is to create a character board first, enabling you to envision who your character really is.” Many writers use character boards when planning out the “people” in a novel. I did not include this resource when preparing to write my first novel. Frankly, in the beginning, I had no plan. I was winging it, all the way. If, over the years, you’ve read posts I’ve written about this subject, then you know how many mistakes I’ve made on this, my self-publishing journey. It wasn’t long into writing my first novel that I realized this story would work better as a series. With this mind, I finally began ...