C is for Characters #atozchallenge

Day 3 (Day C?) of the Blogging from A to Z April challenge. Today’s topic: characters.

Last night I was working on a story and noticed that a character from a previous story wanted to make an appearance.  That got me thinking about character types, and I noticed that I have basically four different characters I write:

  • The strong protector – someone who’s trying to save everyone while needing protection himself due to emotional vulnerability.
  • The loyal friend – naive and goodhearted, and will do what he can to help a friend.
  • The unstable protagonist – ranging from not quite in touch with reality, to ape scat crazy, and usually just trying to survive.
  • The malevolent troublemaker – sometimes thoughts distracting the character, and sometimes evil personified.

What about you?  Do you have any recurring characters in what you write?  Or, on the other hand, are you drawn to books with similar characters?


  1. Actually, I do. The character is a vulnerable woman. I wonder if I see myself as that. The one short story I wrote with a male as the main character, he was vulnerable too. Hmmmmm

  2. The strong woman that is socially misunderstood or slightly outcast. I have way too many of her.

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