I am beyond thrilled to welcome Emmy Laybourne, Author of the Monument 14 Series, to Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf today. I absolutely adored both Monument 14 (See my 5 Star Review of Monument 14 ) and Sky on Fire which I will be reviewing here on the blog next Monday May 27th 2013.
It’s such a pleasure to be here on my blog tour for SKY ON FIRE, the second book in the MONUMENT 14 trilogy. Melissa has asked me to share with you some of my process in terms of character development.
I’m delighted to be asked to dig into a “writer’s topic.” I love story structure and I frequently teach workshops and classes on writing - so it’s fun to get to go behind the scenes with you into some of the craft that makes the series work.
The MONUMENT 14 series features a large cast of kids, from age 5 - 18. In creating and working with such a large cast, I needed to put a lot of thought into making the characters different from each other, so the reader would be able to keep straight who was who!