Characters in Fiction

As most of you know I like to get readers engaged with my characters early in my books.  I want the readers to have a reason to empathize with not only the heroes but also their adversaries.  For those who have read some of my work, you have seen main characters who are not just cookie cutter “good guys” but have at least some skills, interests, and/or behaviors that are interesting and perhaps extraordinary.  And not all of my anti-heroes are despicable though some actually are.  Often I give the reader an insight into why a character is doing what they are doing even if it is evil and disgusting.  Anyway, I have started posting short videos on YouTube, Instagram and TikTok discussing my thoughts on the subject and will be posting more detailed explanations and examples as time goes on.  You can check them out at my pages:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvUwg0EQ6PDhFpaNcEScKg 

Instagram: https://instagram.com/jdrewbrumbaugh 

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@authorjdb 

On a separate note, the ebook edition of Bula Bridge will be on sale for 99 cents beginning August 14 through the end of the month.  Most of you that follow these posts have probably already read it, and if you did, please post a review.  This book currently has so few reviews on Amazon that many promotional sites will not accept it for an ad.  In case some of you haven’t read it and would like to grab a copy here are links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QFS85PJ 

Almost everywhere else: https://books2read.com/u/mKxWgv 

And for all the books you read, please remember to post a review, especially if the books are indie published.  Reviews are important.