Character Aesthetics

Before I started writing It’s Over or It’s Eden, even before I outlined the book, I wrote up character descriptions. I believe great fiction is driven by complex characters in need of something, something they spend the entire story trying to get. I always try to better understand my characters to uncover more about what they’re searching for.

I also made character aesthetics. These aesthetics, or mood boards, are very popular among writers on Twitter. Though I worried I was simply procrastinating, building the aesthetics helped me make a lot of decisions about my characters.

I made these three aesthetics in October 2020, but there’s still a lot in here that remains essential to who my main characters are. At the bottom, I’ll post a bonus one I made today.

Arwen – The last surviving soldier of an army defeated by aliens

Marah – The woman who turns a blind eye to the invasion

Hetta – The leader of Marah’s community

The Aliens

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