Creating Characters with Peter Perrin

Here’s a rare chance for people to get inside my head and see how I go about creating characters for my novels.

Peter Perrin

This Writer's Life

Please welcome new author Peter Perrin who tells us how he creates his characters…

The first thing I should say about how I create my characters is that this is all very new to me and I’m not sure my method will work for everybody. It is all new because I only had my first novel, Grace’s Turmoil, published in December 2017. It remains to be seen whether readers find my characters interesting and believable. If they do, then hopefully my imagination and my methodology will be on the right track.

Obviously before I can create any character I need to have an idea of the theme of the book and its location. For me that is the easy part as I write seasoned romances where the heroines and heroes are all aged over sixty and live in a retirement village in England.

So, I start with a minimum age…

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