The fine folks over at FreshFiction.com invited me to do a guest post about The Spider Thief series, and I’m happy to oblige! –L.
Pop quiz: Do authors really imagine complex characters from the ground up, with mysterious backstories and intricately detailed biographies? Or do they just make everything up as they go along?
(Or do they create thinly-veiled versions of their friends and family, and torture them vicariously on the page?)