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.