Agatha's Guide to Character Writing

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Fraulein Burstner By AgathaChristieLover Updated 4 years ago
DISCLAIMER: These are just suggestions, you don't have to do them. I just think they may help.
    
    Do you have problems writing characters? Well hopefully this guide's for you. Enjoy exploring the emotional depth and range of your character, stabbing stereotypes in the face and developing realistic characters, not perfect ones.
I feel like this critique is something that is more specific of the Wattpad community at large. Anywhere you have romantic literature with that recurring theme you run into problems with having flat, undeveloped characters who only serve to go through the motions, but lack any attributes that make me, as a reader, give a damn. 
                                    
                                    That is the difference between erotic and pornographic. The erotic takes something beautiful and makes it intimate and close and relate-able while the pornographic exploits that close bond and turns it into dehumanized sexual fantasy where the characters are no longer people, but only objects.
I feel like this critique is something that is more specific of the Wattpad community at large. Anywhere you have romantic literature with that recurring theme you run into problems with having flat, undeveloped characters who only serve to go through the motions, but lack any attributes that make me, as a reader, give a damn. 
                                    
                                    That is the difference between erotic and pornographic. The erotic takes something beautiful and makes it intimate and close and relate-able while the pornographic exploits that close bond and turns it into dehumanized sexual fantasy where the characters are no longer people, but only objects.
I feel like this critique is something that is more specific of the Wattpad community at large. Anywhere you have romantic literature with that recurring theme you run into problems with having flat, undeveloped characters who only serve to go through the motions, but lack any attributes that make me, as a reader, give a damn. 
                                    
                                    That is the difference between erotic and pornographic. The erotic takes something beautiful and makes it intimate and close and relate-able while the pornographic exploits that close bond and turns it into dehumanized sexual fantasy where the characters are no longer people, but only objects.
I feel like this critique is something that is more specific of the Wattpad community at large. Anywhere you have romantic literature with that recurring theme you run into problems with having flat, undeveloped characters who only serve to go through the motions, but lack any attributes that make me, as a reader, give a damn. 
                                    
                                    That is the difference between erotic and pornographic. The erotic takes something beautiful and makes it intimate and close and relate-able while the pornographic exploits that close bond and turns it into dehumanized sexual fantasy where the characters are no longer people, but only objects.
I feel like this critique is something that is more specific of the Wattpad community at large. Anywhere you have romantic literature with that recurring theme you run into problems with having flat, undeveloped characters who only serve to go through the motions, but lack any attributes that make me, as a reader, give a damn. 
                                    
                                    That is the difference between erotic and pornographic. The erotic takes something beautiful and makes it intimate and close and relate-able while the pornographic exploits that close bond and turns it into dehumanized sexual fantasy where the characters are no longer people, but only objects.
I feel like this critique is something that is more specific of the Wattpad community at large. Anywhere you have romantic literature with that recurring theme you run into problems with having flat, undeveloped characters who only serve to go through the motions, but lack any attributes that make me, as a reader, give a damn. 
                                    
                                    That is the difference between erotic and pornographic. The erotic takes something beautiful and makes it intimate and close and relate-able while the pornographic exploits that close bond and turns it into dehumanized sexual fantasy where the characters are no longer people, but only objects.