I'm not going to make any claims that I've achieved this. I think I've done somethings that make Bo Fexler likable. Mainly humor.
I was advised early on in this writing biz that reader's like to be able to idenfity with characters and that helps build sympathy. Talk about bringing the writing process to a screeching, chaotic halt for a spell with THAT one!
I'm one of those solitairy creatures. My favorite things to do include reading, writing, surfing the internet, and
But in the end, Bo Fexler is still a hard-edged, foul-mouthed, sharp tongued character. Although... generally, the harder the shell on a person, the more sensitive they are. Get past Bo's sharp lines, and you'll find that she's self-conscious about her speech and unsure how to get along with people.
Maybe that'll be enough for readers to sympathize with.
What ways do you find yourself sympathizing or identifying with characters?
- Novel Progress: 71k, waiting for line-editing (that I really don't feel like doing!)
- What I should be doing: Grad school homework or praying to the computer gods
- Current Song: Paralyzer by Finger Eleven