It was completely fascinating watching the news this week. Whilst many of you may be been glued to budget announcements, (I certainly was – for a while) I couldn’t help but be fascinated by the story from Henry Samuel in Paris about the apartment which was discovered untouched, after 70 years without occupancy. ..
Character shopping is an art used by writers all over the world. To do this, all you need to do is find a public place with high pedestrian traffic and then you sit and people watch, pen and paper in hand, and jot down notes if you ‘see’ the perfect person or a person’s particular physical characteristic! I find it is perfectly useful when you need a character who may have a cameo role in a story or even if you are looking for ‘that’ perfect trait to identify an existing character. ..