GETTING INSIDE YOUR CHARACTERS’ SHOES

One of the best and most important ways of connecting your reader to your story is to write from inside your perceiving character(s). In other words, putting yourself inside your character’s(s’) shoes. Your perceiving character is the one through whom your reader will experience your story’s world.

The easiest and, I think, most effective way to do this, is to use your five senses. Think about how your character experiences his/her world through the five senses. What does your character’s world look like, sound like, taste like, feel like and smell like? Show the reader through your perceiving character. You will create an immediate bond between your reader and your character, which will make your reader want to read more.

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