Posts Tagged ‘protagonist’

Deep Character

Believable, empathetic characters are central to a novel. Oddly, though, they can get short-changed by writers. We know that readers look for characters they can relate to and root for. Then we deliver generic, oddly bland protagonists. Why?

Generic or Genuine?

I think it’s because writers bring an assumed empathy to their central characters. They imbue them with an unquestioned magnetism. Everything we know about driven, memorable people gets added to the psychological shopping cart we push through the novel. Problem is, it never gets on the page. Read More…