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IS YOUR CHARACTER WORTHY OF YOUR READER?

Often we think of sympathetic characters as those we love or envy or pity, but character sympathy runs deeper than simply liking or feeling sorry for a character. Sympathy in this sense is truly feeling what the character feels, worrying over the same things he worries about, and wanting him to succeed against all odds. If we can get ...
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Character Sympathy

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Overview

IS YOUR CHARACTER WORTHY OF YOUR READER?

Often we think of sympathetic characters as those we love or envy or pity, but character sympathy runs deeper than simply liking or feeling sorry for a character. Sympathy in this sense is truly feeling what the character feels, worrying over the same things he worries about, and wanting him to succeed against all odds. If we can get our readers to fully sympathize and identify with our character, our readers will enjoy that journey with our character and then clamor for more.

CHARACTER SYMPATHY will help you:

* Learn what events, actions and characteristics create true sympathy for a character.
* Engineer your character’s motivations and goals to maximize their sympathy.
* Avoid clichéd methods for creating reader identification.
* Foster sympathy for heroes, antiheroes, villains and everyone in between.
* Observe and analyze master storytellers’ techniques to create character sympathy.

Character sympathy isn’t automatic or easy, but it’s necessary for readable fiction. Applying these principles can strengthen any story and any character.

Hook your readers with a character they can really root for!
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Editorial Reviews

back cover - Morgyn Star
Jordan McCollum's Character Sympathy offers a clear explanation of why showing trumps telling and why your hero/ines need to work for the reader’s sympathy.
back cover - Nina Holbrook
Jordan has a knack for developing great characters. In this book she shows how to strike the proper balance to make characters believable and multidimensional. Very helpful for all authors.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149196722
  • Publisher: Durham Crest Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Series: Writing Craft Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 910,099
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

An award-winning fiction author, Jordan McCollum enjoys teaching through writing conferences, on her writing craft blog at JordanMcCollum.com, and in her Writing Craft series. She has previously served as the Education Director of Authors Incognito (an online writers’ support group with over four hundred members). On the fiction side, she is the author of the romantic suspense novels I, Spy and Spy for a Spy, both of which were named among the five finalists for the 2013 Whitney Awards. She makes her home in Utah with her husband and their four children.
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