My mom is so cute. She knows I love to write so she bought me this adorable journal. I already have one that I carry around everywhere in case I get a random epiphany, but this new one gave me an awesome idea. Because it says My Stories on it, I thought I’d use the journal to develop my fictional characters. By writing out their background stories and narrating it in first person for each character I feel like I’ll get to know the characters I create in the novel I’m currently writing.