If I asked you to describe your favorite fictional character, could you tell me their physical description? These are the things that make a character memorable. Each novel has them, no matter what genre.
Here’s some examples:
Jessica Rabbit: red hair, sexy sequined dress
Darth Vader: black ensemble, disturbing voice
Freddy Kreuger: melted skin, hat, razor edged gloves
These things are easy to recall when you see the character in your mind. You have to
do the same thing when you invent the people in your books.
So, when I think through my next few (dozen, hehe) manuscripts, I’m going to give you characters that are believable and lovable, even the bad guys that you want to smack. I’ll do this because I want to have them become as real for you as they are in my imagination. That’s part of my job as a writer and I hope that I can make you proud.
Who sticks out in your mind? Do your characters fit the bill?