We’ve all heard it before. Depth of character is all-important. Our characters must feel real to our readers.
Well, for starters, you can show the character how he or she is. Then give your readers a scene, or a chapter, which begins to show the readers why they’re maybe that way.
Take last night’s episode of “Castle” for example. It really threw all notions of who the man is topsy-turvy. We began to see the emotional undercurrent that drives the character we’ve seen for 1 1/2 seasons now.
It was great. (Well-acted by everyone, btw.)
I guess it’s not so much turning on its head as providing depth. But, still.
And that’s your blog post for today.