The more I write on Chaos, the more I'm starting to see my imagination expand and delve deeper into more thoughtful and complex characters--and delve deeper into the galaxy. Artemis is the latest development in this constant evolution and perhaps the character I feel most excited about. Out of any character I've created so far, she came to me the clearest. It was like she was already fully formed somewhere in the back of my mind and was just waiting to leap out onto the page.
However, I've never written any character other than a Jedi (classic, I know). I've also never been very involved in any of the faction activity around Chaos. The short story is that I've written Artemis as a Mandalorian with a personal vendetta against the Jedi. The implications of this are pretty multi-layered: she's willing to team with practically anyone in order to exact her vengeance. This means that she'll likely be interacting with character types with whom I've either had little or no previous interaction: Imperials, First Order folks, etc.
So, I guess the help I'm looking for is this:
- Can someone either direct me to resources or otherwise help me fully understand the current state of the Mandalorian Clans? I've done as much research as I think I can, but I still feel like I could use a bit more help.
- I would greatly appreciate any advice or suggestions on how to get more involved in faction activity.
- Stemming from that, I would also be grateful for any tips on how to smoothly jump ship to interacting with character types outside my limited sphere of experience.
If you made it to the end of this novel--thank you so much!