As I grew older, I admit that I started getting a little more girly with my thoughts. When I read, and watched the movie, Anne of Green Gables, I developed a crush on Gilbert Blythe. Throughout many mysteries, I was often torn between brother detectives Frank and Joe Hardy. Today, I fully understand Bella's Jacob vs Edward dilemma, except that I love Jacob the best.
Stories are nothing without the literary heroes and villians portrayed within the words. As a writer, I want to create a character that is remembered and loved. Feeling connected to those carrying a story is a factor that can make or break your reader's interest. With this in mind, I'm asking myself a very important question. Am I falling in love with the characters in my WIP? Would others fall in love with my characters?
What are some of your favorite characters (as a child & today)? If you are a writer, do you ask yourself those same questions as you write? If you are not a writer (then of course you must be a reader), what makes you fall in love with the characters of your favorite stories?
My Reading Challenge Update:
Blackout BINGO (entire sheet) Completed: 3/16/10
Automatic Prize Received With 2nd Bingo: Window Scraper with library logo
Prizes Won: $20 Meijer Gift Card
Total Books Read: 16/16
Challenge Ended: March 31, 2010
Books Read (in no special order):
The Gift by Cecelia Ahern
Unconventional by J.J. Hebert
Austenland: A Novel by Shannon Hale
The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
The Nanny Returns by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
Silver Bells by Debbie Macomber
Vision In White by Nora Roberts
Real Life & Liars by Kristina Riggle
It's All About Him: Finding The Love Of My Life by Denise Jackson
Scrap Everything by Lesley Gould
Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
Paper, Scissors, Death: A Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery by Joanna Campbell Slan
Cut, Crop, & Die: A Kiki Lowenstein Scrap-N-Craft Mystery by Joanna Campbell Slan
Christmas With Anne by L.M. Montgomery
Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah
Everything I Needed To Know About Being A Girl I Learned From Judy Blume by Jennifer O'Connell (& various authors)
Favorite Book(s) Read & Other Comments: I discovered a new book series by Joanna Campbell Slan! I wasn't able to put either book down without constantly thinking about whodunit! I'm looking forward to May when the 3rd book in the series is released. Go check out Paper, Scissors, Death and Cut, Crop, & Die!
I really enjoy this Winter reading challenge. Reading 16 books in the amount of time given was a great goal, but adding in the large number of new to me authors added to it. All but 1 of the writers were new to me this year and gave me the opportunity to open myself up to great stories.
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