Friday, March 27, 2015

Things My Characters Learned (the Hard Way) #4

That's right. Every Friday, I'm going to share with ya'll a lesson my characters have learned sometime earlier that week while I wrote their story. Because we all know that sometimes the best lessons are ones learned in a more painful way than not (usually). It also serves to act as a way to share vague plot devices: what are the many ways you can get your characters into trouble? Read on to find out.


Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Thriller

Lesson Learned: Secrets don't make friends, but friends actually do make secrets. It makes it really hard to trust people, don't you think? The thing is, everyone's hiding something, and sometimes it's the least likely person who has the biggest and most shocking secret of all.

Do you know all your characters' secrets?


Do you write? Can your characters relate? Have your characters learned an important life lesson this week? Leave me a note in the comments!

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  1. Also, it's a true friend who, discovering another's secret, keeps it under wraps (the cliche post came later), and only revealing that he knows it to same the other person's life.

    1. It's always really interesting to see what happens once the secret's found out. There's so many ways it could potentially go, depending on the character!