By Gina Burgess
I put a book down to get some water, and found myself praying for one of the characters. Now THAT is character development. He wasn’t even the main character! I needed to analyze it and see why my heart was pricked so by that character.
Georgette Heyer could sometimes elicit in me that kind of involvement in a character, however I haven’t been that captivated by a character since I was a teenager. Since then, of course, I’ve cried over characters and their situations–but I haven’t prayed for one. Was it the situation? Storms invade every character’s life–conflict is what drives, and life storms, no matter what they are, create conflict. Analysis of this character and his situation that pricked my heart was needed.
This is what I’ve discovered so far: