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Yes, even when you get absolutely nothing (so it seems) out of delving into something the character would surely understand/identify with...you are learning something about them indirectly. I learned that a surface exploration of my character's religious life would not suffice. I had to dig my way out of the dead end and find more about the religious climate of the time...the influences that shaped young Protestant minds like my character. I am still in the process of understanding, but I feel like I am taking that next step in growing a fictional friendship with my heroine, and that's one step closer to understanding who she really is!
What have you discovered about your character through walking in their shoes? Would you care to share some writing fresh from the discovery? Check out my last post from last time if you haven't yet. Maybe you'll find some ideas for your own characters.
I can't wait to hear from Ron, Jeanne, and Esther who took the challenge and are in a drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card!!