Likeable Characters

A lot of people love claim that they love characters in their novels. Considering how many novels I’ve had to trudge through because I found the characters to be so unbearable, I’m firmly in that camp. In comparison, when there are stories with characters that I love and plots I can’t tolerate, I can get…

Characters

Characters are tough to nail. Theyare the heart of any stor even one that is completely driven by plot. If you on’t have engaging characters navigating their way through the plot, then you are SOL. Yes, I went there. If you don’t have a character that people like, can relate to, be captivated by you…

Characters: Traits and Behaviors

Characters are tough to write at times. They are more than just objects to move the story and plot forward. They are meant to be so much more. They are the author’s opportunity to create and execute an array of personalities that can interact in a story. The hardest thing to remember sometimes is that…

Realities of Being A Writer

Before I started writing, I had an idea of what a writer was and how they went about their business. A writer lived an elusive life and spent their time crafting the stories I loved to read. Sure, there was the inkling that wasn’t all a writer did. My mind had a picture of what…

Character Development: Likeabilty

Characters don’t need to be liked. The only thing that a character actually needs to be is interesting. Now that doesn’t mean that everyone should be unlikeable. It doesn’t mean that characters all need to be obstinate rebels with attitude problems. It does mean that characters shouldn’t be dull pieces of boards that could make…