An interesting take on developing fictional characters that are believable, engaging and compelling. In my opinion, great character-driven fiction requires empathy and curiosity.
Mass, Energy, and How Literature Transforms the Dead Weight of Being: Jeanette Winterson on Why We Read
Here’s a nice piece on Why we Read from Maria Popova (Brain Pickings). I hope you enjoy it. “Books read us back to ourselves… The escape into another story reminds us that we too are another story. Not caught, not confined, not predestined.”