Thursday, March 19, 2015
Writers I need your help
When I read a story if the character does something that seems completely out of character or unbelievable I have a hard time continuing on in the story. When I do continue on I find myself arguing with the author about the rest of the choices made for the character. I am completely outside of the story and no longer enjoying a wonderful book.
I have a character that has lost a child and on the birthday of that child I find her reaction is to shut down. She doesn't reach out to her other children and shower them with love or appreciate them more that day. In fact she pulls away and is short tempered with everyone.
Do you find this a believable reaction?
If not, what would you expect this character to do?
Are you like me and would this ruin the rest of the book?
Thanks for you help!