Why Should Readers Care About Your Protagonist?

My current WIP has sent me through several psychological states: first elation, then dread, then depression, then elation again, and then probably bi-polar disorder. I spent nearly 6 months designing five separate solar systems complete with flora and fauna, alien races, cultures, history, and tons of other things that probably would bore you to death.Continue reading “Why Should Readers Care About Your Protagonist?”

New Podcast Up: Character Development and Reboots

In this episode, Ryan and I discuss some listener mail from Dan who asks “How do you develop characters so that they are realistic and have depth?”  This is a difficult question in that there are several practical things a writer can do to give characters that extra sense of realism.  Readers need to buy inContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Character Development and Reboots”