In our stories, the heroes and heroines will think alike on some things, but will have major differences on others. They will need to discuss their disagreements, or they will not get together, and if they are already a couple they will not remain one.
Life is full of conflicts. To write a book that will hold your readers attention; use disputes you are familiar with because you will feel closer to the character. I have always used others experiences instead of my own, but I think you can get deeper into your characters if you know how they feel. I'm going to use this idea in my next new story. I'll even see if I can implement some of this thought in the present romantic suspense I'm writing.
People who can't compromise and aren't tolerant of others make great secondary characters, but they can't be the hero or the heroine. Not unless you can show them changing in their actions and their thought process, so they can have a happy ending.
Do you agree your characters and the people around you in real life need to find the middle ground in their lives?
Thank you for reading.
Sandra K. Marshallhttp://www.eirelander-publishing.com