I find it vaguely embarrassing that I have an epic fantasy series that requires a detailed character list.

Not just to keep myself straight, but to unconfuse confused readers.

I hate these things, because I feel like your characters should all be fleshed out enough that nobody gets them confused, even if you’ve got a cast of thousands.

This is the last big push to finish the tDW package, and it’s annoying. Why is it so annoying? Because I’ve gone through tDW and cut out, combined, renamed and tagged characters over several revisions (about seven thousand revisions. I “finished” this book in 2003), and I have to go through the whole fucking book again, compare it to my current list, fix my current list, and then format and organize my current list. As of the last pass, I still had an industry pro who’s major gripe with the book was getting all the characters confused.

I’d say this was getting Jordan-like, but it’s only going to be five books.


No, no… REALLY.

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