…if I were to ask you to picture Abraham Lincoln right now, I’m sure you’d see him with his iconic jawline beard.
Thing is, that facial hair was only on his face for the last five years of his life.
But, I doubt you’d find many pictures, portraits, or statues, showing him any other way.
And that’s the way you want your fictional character to be. You want your character to stick in your reader’s mind long after they close your book.
With most genre’s now jam packed – with authors all scrambling to be the top dog – the ones that make the most money are the ones that write in series, and have compelling characters in their books.
One of the easiest ways to get a reader to follow you through a box-set is to give them characters they want to spend time with.
Take Han Solo from Star Wars as a prime example. Not only was he one of the highlights of the Star Wars franchise, but he’s since gone on to have his own comic series, books and also a spin off movie.
Give readers what they want more of, and you’ll never have to sell another book for as long as you live.
Don’t believe me? Then you obviously never heard of Harry Potter, Twilight, or The Hunger Games. – All book series that readers couldn’t get enough of.
If you want to up your character creation and make yours stand head and shoulders above everyone else’s go here.
PS – And speaking of bearded folk, Black Beard was only a pirate for two years. And we still know his name.
Now you can go grow a beard yourself or go here. – Which is definitely a lot easier to do and guaranteed to be itch free.