Today Missy joins us to talk about memorable characters. Come sit a spell in the lovely sunshine of our Cafe, nestled down one of the cobblestone streets of our Alley. We're serving Raspberry Swirl Sweet-Rolls and hot beverage of your choice. Of course, you can always have an extra swirl of chocolate placed on the roll.
I love Lilly from Georgia Sweethearts because she's strong, loyal and takes care of others.
The hero Daniel falls for her because, despite her awful childhood, she still reaches out to help others. She stands up for a group of troubled teens, even when it's not in her best interest. And also defends Daniel, which touches a need in him.
I like to make sure the characters fill a need in each other that no one else can fill.
FANTASTIC tip here, Missy -and one we often do not spend enough time pondering in our writing. I love doing this in mine - figuring out what the basic need is for my characters, particularly what their spiritual needs are.
Do you have a tip to share with other writers on creating memorable characters?
Find your character's worst fear (something in the past has wounded him and left him with this fear), and then force him to face it at the end of the book.
And we have character arc RIGHT HERE! Thanks for being with us today, Missy.
Quotes for the Day:
"It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.” Author Mandy Hale