If you don’t properly introduce your main character in the first chapter of your book, readers may become disengaged and disinterested. Readers want to know immediately what the protagonist’s background is, and if they can relate to them on an emotional level.
You need your readers to like your main character right away so that they feel like they want them to do well and will be willing to invest time into following their story. That’s why it’s important to introduce the main character correctly so that the reader likes them. The trick is to show your character in action rather than simply stating a stand-alone description.
To do this, you’ll want to keep physical description minimal, and instead, include details such as occupation and interests. This allows the reader to create their own image of the character, however token traits are Ok to include. Next you’ll want to characterize through action. There is a great example of this as well as how to instill individuality and depth in the article, which you’ll definitely want to check out!
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