P is for Personality

 Running your characters through personality tests. Do you?

Finally, A Personality Quiz Backed By Science | FiveThirtyEight

I also like to check astrological compatibility. I don't really believe in it, but I suspect at least one of my main characters would. I don't want to get too involved with astrology because it's such an involved and huge study. Too much work for this writer.


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I think I've mentioned before that I like the Five Love Languages to get a handle on what my characters are really like. Here's the link to give it a try! There are various quizzes. Think about each of your mains and then run them through a quiz. Learn anything new about them? Leave us a comment if you came up with some surprises. 

And, finally, when it comes right down to it, I discover personality details and quirks in the actual writing. Sometimes those characters can surprise you! It's especially true if they misbehave, and that's bound to happen when there is a lot of stress. Oh, yeah, I don't think the pandemic brought out the best in people all the time. 

Tough times for an enemies-to-lovers romance.

P is also for Promotion, and as an indie writer, I am always looking for new ways to get the word out about my books. I haven't ever tried promoting products that relate to my stories, but as I plan this new series, I think about all the "stuff" my characters will be using. Not only for a van life, but for anyone (like me) downsizing their lives and moving to smaller accommodations. To that end, I have joined the Amazon Associates Program just in time for Prime Days. Please be sure to tell me if you like my recommendations!

Now to test an affiliate link. How about for the best computers to travel with? Best Computer for Travel Let's see what Amazon recommends.

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