Don’t Make Their Lives Easy
By Gail Gaymer Martin
Too often authors make situations too easy for characters. They like the people they create, and just as they want happiness and success for their real life friends, they want the same for their characters. But a novel with easy to resolved problems is really a “why bother” story.
Real life piles problems on people every day, some easily solved and some not, so characters need to have similar lives. [...]