We’ve all heard it before.  Depth of character is all-important.  Our characters must feel real to our readers.

How?

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.