Today’s Writing Tip


No matter how unique your character is, he or she needs to be “relatable” to the reader. One way this can be accomplished is by including everyday life tasks and responsibilities, which are part of life. You don’t want to overdo it and give a twenty-four hour chronology of everything your character did from the moment he or she got up that morning. However, including a few in your story gives it a touch of reality.

For example, if your hero forgot to pay his power bill and his electricity was cut off, it tells you something about him. It builds character. If you can tie it into the plot in some way, that’s even better, but the main thing is it tells you something about the character than many can relate to, either in themselves or someone they know.