Character Development: The Back Alley

Excellent recommendations on character development

The Six Month Nomad

Crystal Vicott is a 30-something journalist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her boss, Matthew, calls her a wild child given her passion for travel, her propensity for appalling language, and her trigger hair temper. When Crystal isn’t writing post cards to past loves located in all corners of the globe, she is acting as a camera woman for an indie film crew and smoking joints on the patios of public restaurants.

I love Crystal. I love her blond braids and spunk attitude. I love how she sunbathes even though she knows it’s dreadful for her. I love her sexually free nature and her hidden romantic side. I love her banner carrying disposition, the way she’s always got some cause to fight or some oppressed class to defend.

Crystal isn’t real, though. She’s an entirely fictional character from a current novel I’m working on, but I love her nonetheless.

Personally, I feel that…

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