Quick Survey: Fascinating Characters

Phil Slattery circa 2007

Phil Slattery
circa 2007

Today I have been contemplating several things including what makes for a fascinating character in a story.   To me, it is the same as what would make for a fascinating person that I meet in my day-to-day life.  I thought about this for a while and decided that what makes a person fascinating for me is their way of thinking, how they handled any unusual situations they encountered, and the experiences they have had.  However, what is fascinating for me, may not be fascinating for the readers of my stories.  So I thought I would post a quick survey tonight and ask my blog audience:  just what is it that you find fascinating about people in your lives and how does it differ from what you would consider a fascinating character in a work of literature, if it is different.  Please feel free to post as long a response as you want in the comments section to this article.  If you prefer, if you know of a good article on the subject, please include a link to it in your comment.   I am eager to hear any new perspectives on this.

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One thought on “Quick Survey: Fascinating Characters

  1. In fiction, I like people who change the game or break the rules for good causes or sometimes for selfish reasons too. Rebellious characters are always fun. I often find characters that are hiding something to be fascinating. Bad girls and boys, yeah, that’s always a draw. And when I’m writing fiction, I tend to discover characters in my stories that have secrets. The underbelly!

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