Happy Monday, everyone!
I'm not exactly sure what it is, but my current WIP, Cyberlama, is somehow giving me more opportunity to develop strong characters than my past projects have done. I think, before, my story structures were so complicated and dependent on the details that my characters ended up being slaves to the story. They had to be a certain way for things to logically hold together. With Cyberlama I have more freedom because the plot is simpler; there aren't as many moving pieces.
As a result, I've gotten to spend the last few days really shaping my book's villain, and I've been having a lot of fun.
So I'm wondering which of your characters is your favorite and how did you develop them? What makes them a strong character, in your opinion?
Also, is anyone else watching The Next Iron Chef? It is so stressful!