This is something that I should’ve done long ago. I started working on some bios for each of my characters for my rewrite and it’s proven very helpful.
I started the bios with my toughest nut to crack Joseph Johnson; throughout the years that I’ve been working on Jenny Mac I’ve never fully been able to figure my villain out. By doing these bios I’ve really been able to clear my mind and write down almost a full bio.
If you’re a writer and you’ve never tried writing character bios before, I highly recommend giving it a whirl. I feel like I’m finally able to connect the dots with Joseph, and by the time I’m finished I’ll know him inside and out.
It’s something I need because you really shouldn’t write about a main character especially a main character villain unless you know their story.