With most of my ‘real life’ writing, 270 pages usually is hard and serious work. So, I expected much of the same when writing my novel Can Machines Bring Peace?.
Because I hadn’t written novels before, I looked for any kind of suggestions. I was very happily surprised when I discovered Randy Ingermanson’s Snowflake Method for designing and writing a novel.
Creating and designing the characters was a real joy.
When I was comfortable with the plot-line and the characters, I wrote the story from each character’s point of view.
Kazimir, my protagonist, is involved in almost every part of the story. But not all of it. So, he notices something happens when his sister takes their father to lunch. But he wasn’t there. And it surprised me how much that enriched the novel. There are only a few sentences about what he notices, but that makes him real. And nothing can be better than to have your characters react and interact in a honest and fresh way.