Rookie Blue. Last week's episode had a clincher ending and it took me ages to get to sleep that night. I was so worried about one of the main characters - I just couldn't switch off!
As I was laughing at myself the next morning, it suddenly occurred to me that the writers of the show had done a brilliant job. I am so emotionally connected to these characters, I'm actually up at night worrying about them.
I want to do this as a writer. I want to write characters that readers feel a connection with. I want my readers to laugh with my characters, cry for my characters and worry about what's going to happen to them. I want to touch people's hearts and make them fall in love with the characters as much as I do.
So how do I make that happen?
Do you find it easy to connect with the characters you read about?
Can you connect with the characters you write about?
How do you make it happen?