Most stories are about people. Some authors are better with descriptions of places or things or weaving a tale than they are with character development. Some authors make the characters really come alive, seem like flesh and blood individuals with wills of their own, not merely the creation of someone’s imagination.
- What author that you remember having read does the best character development? Because I’m obsessed right now I’ll say JK Rowling. (We are up to chapter 6 – and savouring rather than devouring at present).
- What book/series do you think is that author’s shining work with regards to character development? She’s only done the Harry Potter series and I love the first 3 books mainly because in those three short books she has created a believable parallell universe.
- What was (were) your favorite character(s) in that book or series? I love Hermione and Neville Longbottom.
- Do you ever find yourself really liking a character in a book that you’re certain you would never be friends with in real life? Tricky… I think the characters that I like best in books probably wouldn’t be seen dead with me! I mean to say most of the time they are off having adventures whereas I’m a bit of a stick in the mud and incredibly lazy to boot.
- Do you ever re-read a book to visit a character because you miss him/her? Yes! I often buy the audio versions so they can be with me while I get on with the life domesticus. (CLEANING-blech!)