20 March, 2012

Feed Your Characters

Writers' Wednesday!!!

No internet until next week, so I'm posting through my phone. The good news is that means I'll be brief. The bad news is I'll be limited.

What your characters eat and how they eat says so much about who they are. Never take this for granted.

And be sure that they do eat. It always bugs me when characters seem to be in pursuits that last days and they never eat. I might be able to go about eight hours, but I hope I never have to find out.

Food is culture. And many cultures from around the world prepare food with the same basic idea, but wildly varied preparations. Exposing your characters to new foods could be quite fun.

Speaking of fun... enjoy the research!

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