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I'm writing a book-how do I make my characters meet up to form a league?

I'm writing a book-how do I make my characters meet up to form a league? Topic: How to write a setting of a story
May 25, 2019 / By Madalyn
Question: I'm writing a book about vampires--yes, yes, I know, vampires have been done and done to death. But I'm going back to the days when they portrayed vampires as evil and fallen creatures of the night. They're not the good guys, here--they're the bad guys. How do I make my vampire-hunting team meet up. A journalist is sent to Transylvania to investigate the murder of a priest. He meets another priest who is a friend and confidant of the deceased. He tells his side of the story. He turns out to be Father Damian Van Helsing, a relative of the great vampire hunter extraordinaire Abraham Van Helsing. He says they must look for the descendants of Van Helsing's original team--one of them is the journalist Quincey Harker. They must find the others. Harker calls his ex-girlfriend Melissa Spencer and she tries to find Quincey Morris, Jack Seward, and Arthur Holmwood's living descendants with the use of technology. How should I make the team (with Spencer) meet up? Any ideas?
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Kenda Kenda | 9 days ago
Not quite sure if you mean, how the league first meets, as in they gather together at a set time at a restaurant or someone's home or office. Or if you mean how the other descendants of the original league are found. Yuo need to decide how much of the story involves finding each descendant and, since there will likely be more than one descendant for most of the original members, which one will be asked to join the league. You might want to just assemble your group at a restaurant and only mention that they were found by the ex-girlfriend or whoever. Or you may want a few chapters showing the search, finding and convincing of each descendant.Your decision should be based on how it affects the rest of the story. Why is calling the ex-girlfriend important? Is she also a descendant? Is she an investigator, a historian, a genealogist? Or just a love interest who gets involved?
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Kenda Originally Answered: When writing a book, how many characters is too much?
I've answered something like this before. The answer is simple and based on your own experience. You can only have as many characters as you can handle. The moment you lose characters in the background and lose control of your characters, you have too many characters. It takes practice handling large groups of characters at once. If you don't succeed at first, see what went wrong. Layout the scene and try again. Add: Let me give you an example. I had a scene where I had to have a conversation with 9 characters at once. Some of the characters were new while some were familiar. It was a lot to handle. At some point in the dialogue, I lost control of my characters. I didn't know what each character was doing at ever moment in time. My reads got confused as to who was speaking. This would be an example of having too many characters. Almost half of my characters fell in the background when I didn't want them to, and the dialogue just took off in all directions. To fix it, I took a couple days off from looking at the scene, When I came back to it, I laid out a map of where everyone was. When I could finally see it on paper, it helped me see the characters movements better. I tried again, trying to keep up with all of my characters. I rewrote it several times until I thought it was ready to go back to my readers. By then I had improved it, and I could then say that I could handle those 9 characters in a room together partaking in conversation and movement.
Kenda Originally Answered: When writing a book, how many characters is too much?
I think you already know the answer. A character who doesn't fulfill a purpose or play a role in your story is one character too many. As long as every character is there for a reason (and a good reason) and important to the plot, they should all stay. For each character, ask yourself: "how would the plot be different if he/she wasn't in the story?" If the plot doesn't change, the character doesn't need to be in the story. If you don't like the way the plot will change without the character, keep him/her. Don't forget, too many characters can take away from the really important ones. You seem to be on the right track, though! If you don't think the best friend's family is important, take them out - it will allow you to concentrate more on the characters who actually contribute to the plot. To answer your question, the two-parter I'm currently working on has about 10 characters - four who are very important, three who are in the story less but still crucial to the plot, and about three more minor ones who seem like they have no point, but all end up doing their own thing to advance the plot. :)
Kenda Originally Answered: When writing a book, how many characters is too much?
It depends how well you can write. Some author's include dozens of characters in their novels and some stick with only a few. If there are character's in your story that are not essential to the plot you may not have to write them in your story at all - or at least you don't need to explain their whole life story if they just pop in to borrow a cup of sugar, nothing more. Happy writing!

Isolde Isolde
Well, you could go with several classic options... Option 1: The Player Characters...I mean *ahem* characters meet in a bar or similar establishment (maybe a hotel common room or a restaurant or something) Option 2: The characters (or some of them) are secretly affiliated (members of some kind of organization within the Church?) and are told to look for each other. Option 3: The characters are forced together when the armies of the night attack, each doing something dandy to repel them. Option 4: A mysterious old man tells them all to go to the same place when they ask him for help...and then turns out to be another major character. And I'm sure whatever other people put here will be great too!
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Isolde Originally Answered: How can I make one of the characters in my book sound more interesting?
Not bad you my want to brush up on your grammar and spelling but the story so far isn't bad. As for your character she sounds a little too sweet and not enough backbone. If this is a main character you have to give her a little bite. Make her be a little reluctant to move, explain the feelings inside of her as she packs her belongings, her memories. Is she truly excited about the move? Just because of a guy? Will she get to see her friends or will she forget all about them in a new place? Is she the type to keep in contact with people or is she the "out of sight out of mind" type?
Isolde Originally Answered: How can I make one of the characters in my book sound more interesting?
I admire 1 and 3. 1 on the grounds that its way extraordinary than whatever I've ever heard of and that i feel that may be so cool three for the reason that as others have mentioned it form of begs the query why used to be she murdered and leads to so many unique personalities...But at the same time it feels extra common than 1 or like more anticipated i guess If you're watching for distinctive i might do 1 If you are looking for some thing form of convenient to write down about and anything that catches awareness without problems than three

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