Why do we fall in love with some books… …and hate others?

Why do we fall in love with some books…

…and hate others?

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The reason why is because of the characters.

Great characters are what make us fall in love with a book.

They’re the difference between a so-so novel and something you want to read over and over again (For example, think about something like Pride and Prejudice and the character of Elizabeth Bennet)

Boring one dimensional characters inspire no one.

And if you think back to the books you loved the most, you’ll realize I’m right.

Luckily, the secret to writing great characters is simple.


Your characters have to express emotion, they have to feel things and interact emotionally with the other characters. When you do this the right way, the emotion gets transferred over to the reader.

They feel what the characters are feeling, connect to them and get caught up in your story.

That is why we love some books while we hate others

Written Nov 30, 2018

I would say that any form of art is subjective and there is no right way of writing or wrong way.

The same reason that would apply to why you like some movies and hate others because it is subjective.

Written Dec 01, 2018

I don't know about anyone else but the reason I think we feel certain emotions with certain books is because we control it in our heads. We're the ones that give the words a life. We build it up in our heads and fantasize about them as we read them. If the story turns out the way we wanted it to, we fall in love with the book. If it doesn't, we hate it. 

Written Jan 02, 2019

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