Writing Likable Characters

Says children’s-book author Elise Broach in a recent blog post about likable characters, “Nothing in a story keeps readers as enthralled as a character who has won their hearts.” You’ll get no argument from me on that count! Elise talks about putting your character in a jam to inspire sympathy. Always a good idea, because […]

How to Create Powerful, Sympathetic Characters

Creating sympathetic characters does not need to be mysterious. This week we’ll look a couple of unlikely sympathetic characters. And I’ll give you an easy, three-step technique you can use to build sympathy into your own characters.