This post is part of a series of posts discussing characters and events in WARRIOR WITCH. They will all contain serious spoilers, so if you haven’t read the book, I’d suggest holding off on reading them.
A question I’m often asked is how I come up with my characters. For my protagonists, I typically have a sense of their personality before I even start writing, because I spend so much time thinking about characters/plot/setting before I ever create a Scrivener file and put my fingers to the keyboard. But my secondary characters are quite different. They tend to grow and develop along with the plot – the needs of the story are what determine who they are and what they are like. Or said another way, the significant secondary characters are the way they are for REASONS.