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October 8: Character Traits I Love/Personality Traits I Love to See In Book Characters/Things That Make Me Love a Character/etc. (submitted by Hannah @ Books Life and Other Oddities)

  1. Cleverness. Sharp wit makes for a fun read.

2. Determination. If the going gets tough, dig in and refuse to give up.

3. Humor. If you can’t laugh at yourself, somebody else will.

4. Improvisation. A character who can think on their feet can derail or add to the plan–either is fun.

5. Loyalty. Not ever good character has to have this, but any of them that travel in a group need to, if it’s going to work.

6. Puns. There’s such a thing as too much, but every now and then a really bad pun just makes a character.

7. Sarcasm. What can I say, I love the snark.

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

12 responses »

  1. Sarah says:

    Great list!! Bad puns can be a lot of fun. But I also appreciate humor and snark.

  2. I love humorous characters. They bring such life to stories.

  3. Ah The Parasol Protectorate – Yes! such a great series and done well

  4. Excellent list! Determination and humor make for great characters as well as snark!

  5. Improvisation!!! Yes! I hadn’t thought about it, but now that you point it out this is always a fun character trait.

  6. I agree with all of yours but especially the last two! I love a book / character that can make me laugh and I think it adds a nice character dynamic as well!

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