This is something that’s been plaguing me for a while. Is it necessary for characters to have birthdays? I’ve read many fantasy series where the birthdays pass without notice or aren’t mentioned at all. Personally, I never really thought about them when I’m in the position of being a reader.
Yet, I think about it a lot when I’m writing. Do I bother? I only have vague ideas of most birthdays. Nyx was born on the Day of Darkness. Luke Callindor was born in early spring. Sari might be a winter baby. Beyond that, I have no idea and wonder if I should go to great lengths for this.
Maybe it’s a culture thing too. Birthdays in our world are grand affairs for many, which strikes me as odd. I would assume surviving another year in a world with dragons, demons, and monsters would make a birthday more precious. So, it could be that most fantasy worlds are nonchalant about it. I have time to figure it out since the 6th book takes place in winter and I won’t be starting it until later this year.
Do character birthdays factor into your writing? What about when you’re reading?
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