Writing Delightfully Predictable Stories

Character Predictability Works Every Time

Yeap, I ain’t making this one up folks. Although I get paid to make sh*t up, on this one if I’m lyin’ I’m dyin’.

Just like any writer, sometimes I sometimes suffer from brain flatulence.

The way to a reader’s brain is through their eyeballs (or ear canals for you audiophiles out there) and if a writer screws up and delivers an inconsistent characterization to the reader two things are likely to happen.

Think about it. Your loyal readers are now expecting to read a mistake you just made in all future works which include that particular character.

It’s a variety is the spice of life kind of thing.

Most of the time, the trick is to develop predictable characters who become solid performers in the minds of the readers.

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A published author enjoying married Texas bliss. Dog person living with cats. A writer of Henry James' stories. Featured In MuckRack. Top Writer In Fiction.

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