Working on characters and their back stories today. I’m having fun doing this task in longhand. The main character is a student named Stuart. His so-called “normal” peers call him SPEDS, short for Special Education Student. He and 3 other boys are relegated to a separate special education class in their middle school. His is the primary POV for this novel.
His fellow outcasts include a boy with Autism, a twin, and a boy who’s absent so often they call him The Ghost.
There are also a pair of meddling mothers, two special education teachers (although one goes missing from the very start), a nervous principal, and the other twin. Everyone has a back story and everyone has a secret, or close facsimile.
Did I mention that this story also contains magic?