...and a bit of an idea of her story. I know roughly what she looks like. But I need to know more about her.
I always need to know far more about my characters than I ever use. Once I know about their childhood, their likes and dislikes etc, I like finding out more about where they live. They can't always live in my area or my house.
So, it's time to look at some of the models/collages I've made over the years.
The one above is one I made for my children's mystery series (as yet unpublished - sob). But, hey, nothing is ever wasted; I can use my fictional seaside town, based on a real area along the North Yorkshire coast, for my new character's story.
OK, so the pictures haven't come out very clearly, the foreground is a station on a preserved railway line - play spot the train - the background is the houses and shops in the seaside town.
To be honest, I'm not that sure how I managed to get the pictures to appear at all, it took me three tries. And now I can't get them where I want them to go!
They'll have to stay like this because I'm ready to start scribbling more notes about my new character.