First, thanks to Colin for last week’s blog. As he points out, there really is nothing new under the sun and today we’re still following the same ‘rules’ as writers were centuries ago. And they’re still helping us to write successful and gripping stories.
Long after readers have forgotten many other features of your book or short story, it will be your characters who will live on in their minds. And the stronger, the more striking your characters are, the more memorable they’ll be.
So, here are some tips for ensuring that your characters are unforgettable:
- Aim to create individuals who leap off the page, exuding energy and creating dramatic impact. They must be more exciting, and more attention grabbing, than the people we meet in our normal workaday existence.
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