I sat down and wrote down details about each of my characters. Some were deep and meaningful like: what will they learn in this book? How do they react emotionally to events, and why? How will they grow? While some details were silly like: what’s their favorite color? What’s their favorite food? Who’s their favorite actor/actress? After doing this, I decided on doing something to Annemarie. She needs to grow, and I want to change her into the person she needs to be: strong, head on, determined, and doesn’t take shit from anyone. In order for this to work, this means something needs to happen… Something tragic.