Think of your favourite fictional character. Got one? Good. What is it about them that grabs you? Chances are, you love that character because they are heroic, or eccentric, or tragically flawed. We are rarely interested in characters who have nothing going on, with no discernible personality or potential for change to speak of. Can you imagine if Jane Eyre never spoke her mind, or if Harry Potter was completely devoid of courage? Those stories would be so boring!
So this week, we are devoting our blog space to celebrating all the differences that make us interesting. If you think about it, the literary space is the perfect venue for this party. There are literally millions of books out there, each with different sets of characters, each with their own personalities, each a reflection of someone’s unique ideas. It’s amazing! Books are chronicles of our collective appreciation of how different human beings can be.
To kick it off, tweet, or post a comment here or on Facebook about your favourite fictional character and the things that make him, her or it different from all other characters.