Thursday, June 25, 2015


If you read my blog, please, please, please leave a comment answering the question I am about to ask. It is a question that is very important to me, both as a writer and as a reader. So even if you've never left a comment on my blog before, please answer the upcoming question. If you can answer it with one or two sentences, that would be even better, and if you want to go longer, type your heart out!

Here is the question:

Have you ever related or closely connected to a character with whom you had many significant differences?

What I mean is this: if you're a girl, was there ever a boy character you've felt you related to really well? If you're a computer wizard, have you ever felt close to a book character that was technologically challenged? If you're a human, which I'm assuming most of you are, was there an animal in a book you thought you could see yourself - or the version of you that you wanted to be?

If you know what I'm talking about, please leave a response on the blog, or if you'd rather, please email me at This is important to me as I begin work in earnest on book 4, and most likely final, in the Darkwoods series. 


  1. No! The 'Darkwoods' story can't end! It has to go on forever and ever and ever and...

  2. I can't think of any specific example, but I would say that all it takes to connect to a character is one similarity, especially if it's something that's important to you. Even if everything else is completely different, you really only need that one anchor point to relate to a character.

  3. You could relate to a character who is different from you, but similar to someone you know.

  4. Yes, I have. I tend to connect more with characters based on their feelings/attitudes/morals than any other aspects. I can connect with characters due to other aspects, but not as often or as well as I connect with them through the previously mentioned types of things.