I stopped by for an interview at Behind On Books to answer that question and more! Check it out!
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.
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. I’m even sticking a giant image of the cover below so that you don’t accidentally see anything you don’t want to.
Unlike previous posts in this series, I’m going to try to keep this one short!
Anyone who has been following me for a long time knows that I have a fondness for villains, which is probably why this series has so many of them! I generally like to give my antagonists backstories to justify their villainy, because I find characters who are evil for evil’s sake aren’t horribly compelling. Throughout all three books, I reveal details about Anushka, King Thibault, Lessa, and (to a certain extent) Roland that explain their path into villainy – what made them they way they are.