What I do when I'm not able to write.
Right. So far I've always know who the main character is before I put pen to paper and then I come to who the other is based on the sort of person I feel would fit well with him or her. To get to this, I’ve used astrology charts, social compatibility and every available socio-psychological mating data in the book.
If he’s a fixed sign then I make her mutable and I never make it so they are from two different worlds for I think it’s imperative for them to relate with one another. I’ll give you an example: in my novelette Westmorland for Harlequin, the hero marries his mother’s companion and though they may sound worlds apart, I made it so they share a decade long friendship.
Common ground, chemistry and proximity. Those are my characters' foundation. I’ve tried writing those opposites attract stories but they always read as rubbish in my hands so I leave them to those more able.
Happy Monday my angels,