I know we have a support 'club' for writing OC's (the 'Put your OC character profile here') which is very nice but I think we could use a thread to talk about developing them. When we delve into writing Ani/Obi/Padme/Han/Solo kids/ect, we are usually dealing with a set of characters that have already been 'drawn' for us... We may tinker with their personalities a bit, depending on our pereption of them, but all in all we still try to be 'true' to them. Oc's are an entirely new breed... we find them out of where ever, and as they are new faces to our readers, we must find ways to breath life into them, from the very basics of appearance to personality to 'walk and talk.' Please don't use this thread just to promote your OC story, but tell us how and where they came from (as a writer.. not their 'origins') I have two OC's that are primary characters. I wanted to give Anakin some companions that were outside of the realm of the small circle of the 'cannon characters'. I honestly don't know exactly where they came from but I find that as I write, each seems to step more and more out of the shadows and assert themselves more. They are exihiting traits and attributes that expand far eyond the quick notes I have for them... how often this happen to you?