I will be presenting a session on character development at the July 17 meeting of the Kansas Writers Association. This got me thinking as to what readers look for in a character.
Do you look for a trait that you identify with? Or that you wish to develop? Do you look for a character totally unlike yourself?
What about villains? Do you hope for someone you love to hate? Or someone with a redeemable characteristic?
Please comment. I know what writers THINK readers want, but ultimately, if we don’t write characters you care about, you won’t love our books.