The outline. I think it’s the hardest thing to get right." - Josephine Angelini, author of Starcrossed.
Sometimes I’ve stuck what I call a 'holding' name on a character while I ponder what their real name is, and then I can’t call them anything else – they have become that name. And sometimes a character just starts as a name and traits cluster around it." - Alison Goodman, author of Eona.