People come, people go – they’ll drift in and out of your life, almost like characters in a favorite book. When you finally close the cover, the characters have told their story and you start up again with another book, complete with new characters and adventures. Then you find yourself focusing on the new ones, not the ones from the past.
Which of us has not felt that the character we are reading in the printed page is more real than the person standing beside us?
Reading changes your life. Reading unlocks worlds unknown or forgotten, taking travelers around the world and through time. Reading helps you escape the confines of school and pursue your own education. Through characters – the saints and the sinners, real or imagined – reading shows you how to be a better human being.
I was attempting to write the story of my life. It wasn't so much about plot. It was much more about character.
The best books come from someplace deep inside ... Become emotionally involved. If you don't care about your characters, your readers won't either.