Cheat: Get to know your characters faster

Meredith Bond
4 min readFeb 18, 2024

If you’re a pantser, you probably start out writing your story with a vague idea of some characters — the protagonist, a secondary character or two, and maybe the antagonist. You know, sort of what happens in the story, or maybe you don’t. Maybe you just know that there are these people waiting at the edge of your mind to come to life through your fingertips.

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Meredith Bond

Award winning author, Meredith Bond's books straddle that beautiful line between historical romance and fantasy. Merry is also a writing coach and formatter.