Character, I Think, Is The Single Most Important Thing In Fiction Published on October 12, 2014October 15, 2014 by MorrighansMuse “Character, I think, is the single most important thing in fiction. You might read a book once for its interesting plot—but not twice.” – Diana Gabaldon Share this:TwitterFacebookRedditPocketPinterestMoreTumblrEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
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I had a writing instructor point out that readers will forgive a number of flaws if they love the characters. That is the core of it: If your readers can’t relate to and root for the characters, they have no investment in the story.
Exactly! You can have the perfect plot but if you’re characters don’t resonate, readers won’t find a reason to stay in the story.
Very true. It’s good to be able to relate to the characters.
Yes! That’s probably why I met my first boyfriend in chapter 4 🙂
True, and a beautiful photo too 🙂
Of course, Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall 😉
Gotta love Outlander.
We can all be Jamie’s sassenach any day 🙂
Oh hell yes