A great pick-up line is just like having a great first chapter:
you want to engage your reader/partner immediately
and the best way to do that is to make a connection.
This connection needs to happen not only
between them and the character(s)
but between the various characters on the page.
The struggle we writers face
is an age old one – what is the best way to connect with our readers?
We’re told to be mindful of:
2 Dimensional Characters
And while for the most part, if we manage to catch the
of our readers with a great protagonist
traditionally our antagonist suffers (more so in the first draft).
I believe that if we can build these engaging characters
so that we love
and hate them
so will our readers 🙂
Which character connecting moment that you’ve written/read about has stayed with you the longest and why?