|I found this cat today on Pinterest.|
I think he may look like Rab
I am trying a new trick with BB. In BB, I have multiple characters that affect the story. I needed a way to see all my strands separately as well as being able to weave them all together in the plot. So I am writing their separate stories.
Earlier this week, I wrote the story for the Duke of Northumber. He is about 50 years old in my story, but, to understand him, I had to go back to his childhood. My writing of his story was fairly dry (no poetry) as I quickly summarized the highlights of his life from birth to death. It's a little less than 1400 words.
Now I can feel like I know about his life, and I understand him better. Some of those things from his life may not ever make it into my BB story -- they may not matter to it. But some of them will. Now that I know what an influential person his mother was in his life before she died, I know he may reference her in the story. Now that I know how he has reacted to successes and failures in his life before, I have a better idea of how he will react now. And, as I am weaving the Duke into my story, I have this background story that I can utilize if I need more material on him.
Not all of my characters will have their own story piece. I don't think I will need them for any of the Tatums...or for Ronald...and certainly not for Mr. Barnes. But for all of the characters that are in the forefront of the story -- the characters that I need to know more about -- I am going to write a little summary of their lives.