I recently read an article written by Jason Black at AuthorMagazine.org. It was all about developing your characters. Not coddling them, but giving them situations to overcome, to show who they really are, to put them up against insurmountable odds to invoke emotion and an attachment from the readers that draws them to a place of cheering the hero/heroine on and to hope for their success. I found this to be helpful when thinking about some of my characters I have been working with and wanted to share.
“the best thing we can do for our protagonists is to do our worst. Funny how that works. The kindest thing we can do is make them suffer; make their journey as hard as we can make it without sacrificing the reader’s suspension of disbelief…”
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