Characters You Can Love

By | October 5, 2012

So often when I’ve read a book I’ve really cherished, I’m following the character every step of the way and thinking she’s a lot like me. Characters we can relate to are characters we enjoy. And once we feel personally involved in the story, we’re there.

As an author, I always inject a little of my personality into my characters. When I was in elementary school, I was one of those uncoordinated kids who was the last picked for every kickball game at recess and any group sport in gym class. Who knew I’d one day be a regional level competitive swimmer and relatively competent at a variety of sports?

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