The first day of the blogging A to Z challenge!!!
*crosses fingers I chose right day to start*
I'm going to try to do a book related post for each day (Did any of you have any doubts as to the subject material? Really?)
This guy seemed like a good place to start:
Character Name: Alcide Herveaux
Book Relation: Were (werewolf) in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris,
and consequently the TV series True Blood that is LOOSELY based on the books
Why I love him: Aside from his hotness in the series (seriously cute, right?), his character in the books is written really well. He isn't this perfect dashing man who always gets it right and never makes a mistake. On the contrary, his ex-girlfirend is horrible and he still cares for her (for awhile), he uses Sookie for her telepathy off and on without telling her, even though it's obvious he's interested, and he tends to be a little male chauvenistic from time to time. And sometimes *gasp* I'm not even a fan. He irritates me. *double gasp* But that's also why I tend to think his character has more depth. Real men (and women) make mistakes. Sometimes they're selfish, sometimes they don't think before opening their mouths. None of us are perfect, but so often in romance novels especially, the characters have few flaws and the ones they do have are easy to overlook, or sneaky enough to actually highlight their good traits.
Characters like Alcide remind me as a writer to keep my characters human, to allow them their flaws.
More often than not, it'll add depth to your stories.