Saturday, September 19, 2015

Saturday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Jami Gold

How are villains, subtext, character likability, and point-of-view (POV) all related? Thanks to my commenters in my previous post, I have a few ideas. *smile*

In my last post, we talked about how to fix an unlikable character. The questions and conversations in the comments brought up deeper issues that are all related on some level, so let’s dig deeper to discover more.
  • Kassandra Lamb pointed out that it’s often harder to make non-POV characters layered.
  • Glynis Jolly mentioned that she struggles to prevent flat villains.
  • Emerald O’Brien shared that sometimes readers like her characters even when she hadn’t been trying for likability.
  • Davonne Burns asked if I had any tips about how to work in successful subtext.
If we understand how those are related, we might be able to improve all our characters—hero and villain alike.

The Limitations of POV

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