Ed Ireland
Ed Ireland asked Joyce Yarrow:

What quality makes a character your most loved character?

Joyce Yarrow Thanks for your question, Ed.

As a reader, the characters I love most are the ones the author has made multi-dimensional, drawing their flaws with the same painstaking precision as their virtues. Harry Bosch is a good example, especially in Michael Connolly’s early books.

As a author, I often fall in love with the character who at first I would dislike the most. Sometimes I have to be careful not to let this influence the way I portray the character, especially if we are dealing with a villain.

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