Putting Mud on the Boots of your Characters

Your stories are about people – characters – whether human or otherwise, and you’d better make them believable. If your reader can’t see the characters in their mind’s eye, or can’t identify with them in some way, they won’t care about them and will soon lose interest. Characters with habits, mannerisms, relationship difficulties, dark histories,…… Continue reading Putting Mud on the Boots of your Characters

Making your characters believable: Body Language

Using descriptions of body language in your story shows your reader what is going on between two characters rather than telling them. It helps to create an emotional response in your reader, which reflects the emotional responses your characters are experiencing.  Check out some of the books you’ve been reading lately (you have been reading,…… Continue reading Making your characters believable: Body Language