If I don’t care about them, I won’t read about them

One of the most important aspects of a story is liking the protagonist and her friends that help her accomplish her goal. (The buddy and the clown). If the reader is not interested in the main character or worse, dislikes her, chances are they won’t finish the story.
The “bad guys”, or those trying to stop the protagonist, can have a lack of humanity, bad breath or poor table manners, but the main character must elicit some kind of positive response from the reader.
Of course the character that constantly rescues cats and fixes strangers’ flat tires might be cliché (although it did work in the extreme with the film Groundhog Day).
The trick is to design your characters to somehow be likeable in the readers’ eyes. Cause if they don’t like her, they won’t cheer her on. They won’t even stay until the end of the game.

About 3by3 writing method

The author of 12 books, half of them textbooks, two novels and three self help. has struggled with his challenges of completion, distractions, plotting and writers block. Finally after getting stopped I stopped and analyzed what was going on and spent a lot of introspection, research and reading trying to locate the source of these issues. The result of was the 3by3 writing method - a three step program to start and then continue the process of completing a story all the way to publication.
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