My theme this year is blogging about my author brand. Mondays' posts are on character tips.
There are billions of characters in fiction. What's one way we remember them?
|John McClane - Die Hard|
We remember quotes and catchphrases. That's why giving them to your main character can be useful. It can also reveal something about your character.
From Fractions of Existence, I have one pretty good example to share and one sort-of-okay example.
This is a pretty good example because Heath's use of the word magma reveals something about his character and makes him memorable. (It's an Urban Fantasy and not all readers figure out what this reveals in the first book, but it becomes more clear in book two.)
This is a sort-of-okay example because Xavier uses the word "reunite" fairly often. It's a reference to his main external and internal goals in the book. But it isn't used in such a way as to be catchy for the audience. It's not likely that "we must reunite our kind" would appear on a t-shirt, for example.