“How to Give Your Protagonists Emotions That Readers Can Truly Relate To” by Georgina Roy | 20th May, 2016 | e-Books India.
“There are many aspects and elements of a great novel. One of them is plot – nothing is more thrilling than a tightly woven story, filled with ups, downs, turns and red herrings finished with a magnificent payoff. But a great plot will feel empty if the characters are intangible, two dimensional and unfeeling. The one thing that makes the characters of a novel tangible for the readers is the characters’ emotions. The more the characters and the protagonist feel emotions, the more real they are for the readers. You can write a great story, but no reader will care about it unless they feel what the characters are feeling. And below, there are several ways which can help you create characters that brim with emotions.
- Understandable Characters
- Show the Emotions
- Use Conflict and Important Scenes
- Verbal and Physical Reactions
- Magic Words.”