One of my favorites was a man named John. John delighted all of us in the congregation with his poems every holiday. John had some developmental challenges, but he understood the importance of a smile and made us all better people just for having known him.
This is one of John’s poems:
Christmas comes but once a year and when it comes it brings great cheer.
Every holiday this poem was revised to fit the holiday with the replacement of one word. Each time John shared this it touched a chord in my heart. John enjoyed each moment and shared that joy with us.
In our novels we have the opportunity to spice things up with a variety of character types. Here are five that make our books much more fun to read:
*Quirky Character- This is the character that everyone in town knows and shakes their head about now and again. Still they love this character because they are unique.
*Information Genius- This character is brilliant about some type of information and will spout facts or know things that others would never think to apply to a situation. (This is particularly helpful in the suspense genre.)
*Comic Relief- This character provides humor throughout the story either by their antics or their dry wit. They are often favorite characters for our readers.
*Cute & Cuddly – This character is either a child or an adorable pet. They bring the awe to the stage with great flourish.
*Town Sage- Someone who has been a pillar of the community, knows everything about it and often has great truth to impart to those who will listen.
What are some character types you like to see in a novel?