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To write a great scene, I’ve found it really important to know my characters. How are they going to react to a situation I throw them in? To write it, I want to experience it through their eyes, but not just see it. Feel it.
Readers get upset if they think a character isn’t acting right. So I want to figure out what makes my characters unique and let my readers know it without boring them.
Authors use different methods to do this, but what I do to get behind a scene is write several more. I write scenes for every significant event in all my main character’s lives. There are moments in our lives that help to shape us and define us. I need to know what those are for my characters, but I don’t want to give the readers all of that background because that’s going to slow the story. I might mention those life-changing instances but I don’t get into all the details.
It takes more time for me to write those background scenes for each character, but I believe it helps my writing. Several people have told me that they love my characters and they stuck with them long after they finished the book. I love it when someone tells me that. What better praise for a writer than to hear that a reader loves something and they remember it?
I have taken a behind-the-scene story in the Kayndo series and made it free on my website. I call it ‘Ring of Light’. To download this free copy of a defining moment in a character’s life, go to my website at terriluckey.com.
Before writing the Kayndo series, Terri Luckey wrote for newspapers, radio, and television. Her job titles have included Reporter, Advertising Script Writer, Promotions writer, News Editor, Managing Editor and Continuity Director.
Her young-adult fantasy Kayndo series has received excellent reviews. Today only, the first book, Ring of Death, is free to download on Kindle. Get your free copy today and learn why so many say they will love these characters for life. https://www.amazon.com/KAYNDO-Ring-Death-post-apocalyptic-fantasy-ebook/dp/B00P8ZUI72/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1463263702&sr=8-1&keywords=Kayndo+ring+of+death