Writing Marciella

Marciella Hart is the protagonist in Soulmates. She has short blonde hair and brown eyes. Her Soulmate is Damon Axel and she is one of the most interesting characters I’ve ever written.

I actually made her name up in the beginning of the writing process for Soulmates. I don’t remember exactly how, but I always thought it was a pretty name. It reminds me of a princess name or maybe something delicate. The best thing about the name is that is doesn’t allude to her character growth.

In some popular YA books today, the characters either have super tough names or change their names sometime in the book. With Marciella, she always sounds the like the sensitive and innocent girl she starts out as.

Her growth was really something to write. My favorite part of writing Soulmates would definitely writing how her progress with her Soulmate started and developed. She and Damon are so perfect for each other but they’re both so stubborn and pigheaded at times it wouldn’t work out the way I envisioned it in my mind. While annoying, it was true to their characters.

Marciella truly grows throughout the novel. She starts out as this goody-two-shoes who has a best friend and a mom she’s worried about. Her biggest problems are her studies at the secondary school and wondering if Cinnebar is ever going to be peaceful. When she finds out about Damon, her entire world changes and for a while she isn’t sure if she can cope.

She then finds the strength within herself to do what she needs to and that’s when my favorite part begins. I hope you get to see the growth and change in Marciella that I saw.

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