Tip: Take pictures of scenery – not just pretty things, but odd things, old buildings, junk yards, streetlights at night – and use these to help create settings for your stories.
Thought: “The best kind of character is one who starts out in a minor role – sometimes without even having a name – and talks his way into the plot.” – Elmore Leonard
Teaser: Create an alter-ego. What is his/her name? Sex? Physical attributes? Be specific and detailed. Create a comic book for them.
Note: I find it interesting that in today’s birthdays, three of the people have something to do with comic books (Mort, Johnny, Albert).