I find creating a character that readers will care about is one of the most difficult task to do as a writer. My biggest concern is what about this character causes a reader to turn the page and find out what happens next. If you don’t like or dislike my character, why would you keep reading?
The how to write fiction books suggest establishing the characters. Are they happy, sad, mad, good, evil, etc. which can be done in as little as the first paragraph, and then begin the problem or conflict that he/she reacts to. Yet this is harder than it sounds….
Do you have trouble introducing a character that readers want to know more about? If not, what’s your method?