Thursday, April 24, 2008

Series and Research

You know, you'd think an author wouldn't have to go back and read past books/stories just to remember small details. Well, guess again.

I have finally made myself sit down and list those small details (eye color, tats--what and where, ages, full names--including middle names, etc) for my Hearth & Home guys. Granted, Robbie and Seth? Those are a given. But Jack, Ty, Susan Sexton, Kristy, Jeremy... Those are a little more complicated.

It's kind of funny, going through the older stories and snips here and there, searching for the slightest mention of the details most would overlook. But Lord, we authors, if anything, are sticklers for details like that.

Hmm...maybe I need to just break down and buy a binder for the series. Lord knows I need to be better organized. LOL

2 comments:

Amanda Young said...

Oh man, I feel your pain on this one. I've started cheating and using pictures, so I can remember al the details down to the smallest thing. On the plus side, I have something pretty to look at for inspiration.

Mychael Black said...

Yes! LOL I try to find pics of people who either greatly resemble characters (or who I used as inspiration for a character).

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