Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Let Your Character's Do the Talking

Hi Everyone,

Today I’d like to talk about a new strategy I’m using to motivate readers. This method is a way to help them get to know and better understand the characters in my story. My latest release, Dark Seraphine, is told from a male’s POV; but it’s a YA Paranormal Romance. I knew that I was going to have to find a unique way to help readers understand and connect with Caleb Wood. I also knew that I was going to have to use a different approach from the methods I used in my novels with female leads. 

Basically, I set up the promotion for this one based on what I felt was its best asset, the characters. Instead of going about a grueling blog tour where I did the usual: author interview, excerpt, yada yada, I gave the readers something different. I made up a tour for the characters. Yep! I got a chance to stay in the background for a change while my characters did ALL of the talking. It felt good and refreshing and people loved the concept. I’ll be doing this with all of my novels from now on. Let’s face it, the characters are what make the author, right? I definitely feel like mine are tons more interesting than me. Seriously. :D

In my next post later this month, I’ll come back and let you know how it all turned out. But for now, I’m going to sit back and enjoy the ride while Caleb, Gia, Raze, Erica and the cast of Dark Seraphine take control.  

Yours in Prose,
KaSonndra Leigh

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