Saturday, April 24, 2010
Today I played flute at a memorial service for a woman who'd passed away rather young because of cancer. One of the speakers during the service said people were drawn to her, not because she was beautiful, or because she was intelligent, it was because she was passionate about life. She loved animals, the environment, music, the arts.
Something clicked in my thoughts as I listened. To make our characters come to life and draw our readers in, they have to be passionate about something. So I leave you with this question:
What are your main characters passionate about?
My MC in Desert Nomad is passionate about freedom and choice. Her nemesis is passionate about his duties and the mission, and her love interest is passionate about finding a place to relocate the people suffering on the space station.