The Importance of Character

Heather Kindt

If my husband had his will in my writing, I’d have a wall of plotting all over my office. It’s too bad for him that I’m the writer and he’s not. I’m not saying that I don’t plot and don’t think ahead in my story when I’m writing, but my style is more character-driven. The first story I wrote, The Weaver is about a college freshman named Laney Holden. A lot of Laney’s characteristics and reactions come from me. She’s an introvert, loves history, and is passionate about both her writing and her characters (well, maybe she’s a little more passionate about her characters than I am – you’ll understand when you read the book). It is also important to give characters flaws. Laney often lets others take advantage of her and is so introverted she’s almost scared to interact with others at times.

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International bestselling author Dan Alatorre has 17 titles published in over a dozen languages. From Romance in Poggibonsi to action and adventure in the sci-fi thriller The Navigators, to comedies like Night Of The Colonoscopy: A Horror Story (Sort Of) and the heartwarming and humorous anecdotes about parenting in the popular Savvy Stories series, his knack for surprising audiences and making you laugh or cry - or hang onto the edge of your seat - has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. And you are guaranteed to get a page turner every time. “That’s my style,” Dan says. “Grab you on page one and then send you on a roller coaster ride, regardless of the story or genre.” Readers agree, making his string of #1 bestsellers popular across the globe. He will make you chuckle or shed tears, sometimes on the same page. His novels always contain twists and turns, and his nonfiction will stay in your heart forever. Dan resides in the Tampa area with his wife and daughter. You can find him blogging away almost every day on www.DanAlatorre or watch his hilarious YouTube show every week Writers Off Task With Friends. Dan’s marketing book 25 eBook Marketing Tips You Wish You Knew has been a valuable tool for new authors (it’s free if you subscribe to his newsletter) and his dedication to helping other authors is evident in his helpful blog.

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