Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Problem With Some Books

     Hey guys! Jane here. Today I'm going to talk about one of books/writers' biggest problems: stereotypes. We've all read about the typical characters. Shy, outgoing, etc. There's nothing wrong with character's having these traits, but maybe writers could try to spice up their personality to make it a little bit more original. Here are some ways they could do this:

  1. Having interesting hobbies. I don't think I've read enough about different, new, exciting things that a character does. Maybe this is why character stereotypes are so commonly found in books- because people are so afraid of thinking out of the box.
  2.  More self-empowering books for girls. I've read too many books that has a strong, leading female protagonist that turns to mush when she has a crush or a love interest. I would still want her to keep that self-confidence, even though her turning to mush could be a way of the author showing her affection for the love interest.
  3. Take inspiration from the real world. Everyone is a little different, and maybe adding quirks from a few real-life people will help create a character we love. We fall in love with certain characters because we can either relate to them, or we're so different that we imagine our chemistry with that person (if they were living) to be good.
So this has basically been a rant to authors, but if you are a writer and you found some helpful tips, let me know! :)
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Jane

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