Here at Inspy Romance we write contemporary Christian romance.
We love contemporary Christian romance.
In fact, we love people who read contemporary Christian romance.
We also kind of like our characters, too. Heroes, heroines, extended family, children, friends, and even strangers on the street who drop a sage word of advice in passing.
Characters make fiction come to life, true. Characters are downright vital to romance, though. After all, at its heart, romance is all about relationships, and you can’t have powerful relationships without powerful characters.
We’re not going to talk about heroes and heroines today, though. Instead, I want to ask you about the cast of characters that makes up the book. The secondary and tertiary characters.
We authors can sweat bullets over how we build our characters and how to use those “other” characters to help enrich our story and enhance the reader’s experience. We might pay a lot more attention to the details involved in that than the reader does. In fact, we should. If we’ve done our job right, the story will flow seamlessly, and you won’t have a clue that we spend hours agonizing over whether to make Aunt Matilda tall and matronly or short and bubbly. Or – gasp – a combination of the two!
I’d love to hear what you, as a reader of contemporary Christian romance, like to see in that extended cast of characters.
Do you like quirky?
Or something else entirely?
Tell me what you think, want, or expect from that extended cast of characters when you pick up book. And if you have any favorites where that extended cast of characters just absolutely made the book come to life, tell me about it!
In the meantime, have a marvelous day. I have a heroine’s brother that needs some work, so I’ll be busy developing him into a solid secondary character today. ^_^