Character development is always something I've struggled with. I think it's because I'm a control freak--something in me is unwilling to let my characters romp around freely and show their true selves.
But last week, in my MFA writing class, I got an epiphany: What if I used my worldbuilding skills (something I'm significantly better at) to develop my characters? Looking more closely at the places I built, I realized they could affect my story and reveal what my characters really wanted.
To read this in full, feel free to check out my full Operation Awesome post earlier this week.
And stay tuned for next week's author feature!