If you are a parent, chances are you have touched, tasted and smelled some of the worst substances known to man at the most unexpected times. Our cutie pies are sometimes a treasure trove of surprises.
Have you ever been told you have an unlikable hero/heroine? I have. It isn’t what you were hoping to hear, that’s for sure.
How can you make a character more likable?
Early In The Novel:
*Show them doing something kind or heroic
*Show one of their likable qualities
*Show them in their area of competance
*Give them flaws or insecurities readers relate to
*Have them say or do things our reader has always wanted to
*Show their vulnerability to make readers want them to succeed
*Give them some quirky or endearing habits
*Characters who are generous
*Characters who are care takers
*Characters who are strong (not simpering or whiny)
*Characters who are independent
*Characters who can lead
*Characters who are physically strong in some way
*Characters that are clearly masculine
*Characters who DON”T APOLOGIZE for kissing the heroine
*Characters who show surprising gentleness to someone in their life
*Characters who are protective of those they love
*Characters who aren’t threatened by a woman’s independence
What are some things that make you like a character in a novel?