Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cool Character Needs Story

I am a character driven children's book author. I'll draw a character and say, "I like this guy. I wonder who he is, what he does?" Then I hunt for the right concept or story to pair with the character. It occurs to me, this might be backwards. Maybe story or concept should come first, and characters after.

How do you write your stories?

3 comments:

Gary Fields said...

Hey Chris,
I do the same thing! I guess it comes from being an artist first!
Gary

Christopher S. Jennings said...

I guess it does come from being an artist first. Clearly I am in good company.

Five of US said...

I usually write first, but that's only because my sketches look the same as my 5 year-olds...