I’m convinced that there are two kinds of readers.
Okay, there are many kinds of readers. But for the sake of this post, let’s divide them into two categories: those who read for the plot, and those who read for the characters. Yes, you probably like both, but there’s a good chance you’re drawn to one more than the other.
Authors can be divided the same way: those whose strength is in keeping you interested about what’s happening next (plot), and those whose strength is in keeping you caring about who it’s happening to (characters).
Best case scenario for writers: you’re strong in both areas. And today, because I feel like it, I’m going to arbitrarily pick “characters” and talk about some ways I’ve found to make mine more fully developed and interesting. Continue reading “4 Possibly Strange Sources of Character Inspiration”