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Day 6: Which character is hardest to write?
Imani is definitely the hardest character for me to write. She’s a black woman who lived in a small, isolated community. Her character arc in the story comes from her trying to find her missing younger sister—who she’s cared for over the past few years after the rest of her family drowned. Imani is difficult because of the community she’s grown up in (think “small town” but also “xenophobia,” “revolution,” and “generation gap”) and her relationship with her younger sister. These are two core elements to her person that I have no experience with whatsoever. She’s truly out of my personal understanding, so I’ve worked to get as much insight into these situations as possible.