I would like to introduce Christina Jones to the blog today! Hope you enjoy her tips on character development. Follow her on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cdjones86.
When we choose a book to read, it’s usually because of the compelling story that was written on the back cover. However, that story isn’t what keeps us reading. We may not notice it but it’s usually the characters that keep us coming back. Sure, maybe there are a few of you out there who could care less about the characters. You’re only interested in skipping ahead to the next action scene. You, my friend, are a rarity.
As readers, we crave human characters. We want to be able to empathize with them. A story is nothing if the reader could care less what happens to the characters. So, writers, that’s where you come in. Your job is to make the readers care.
How do I do that?