When you start brainstorming a new novel, do you start with a character or plot?
I love this question! It’s a question that Mel asked me from The Writing Room 101 as an interview question and I just had to share it with you guys.
My answer… neither. I actually start with a setting. I usually have an idea of the genre and the setting and then I’ll create a female character and her love interest from there. The plot generally comes last because I always start with a setting. I’m not really too sure why, I suppose because a setting can define the type of people you place there. For example, if it’s a modern day country town or a post-apocalyptic society. You’d create very different characters for each.
What about you guys? Do your ideas come from characters or do they come from the plot?