Writing Tip of the Week 30

How real are your characters to you? To be able to bring characters to life so that the reader connects with them on a deep level, you must believe in your creations and, more than that, care about them. You can test out your connection to any characters by trying to write them out of your novel, feel the pain of their demise, feel sadness as you write those last words and, feel the weight of responsibility on your shoulders. If you don’t feel deeply connected to your characters, you will not be able to breathe life into them in the first place.