The problem is that thing that makes a character stay with you is nebulous and impossible to define. It’s also subjective. For instance, I could not get enough of Lisbeth Salander, the vulnerable, anti-social bi-sexual girl with a permanent bad-hair-day from Steig Larsson’s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series.
So, you’re probably thinking, “Eureka, you’ve found it, If you want to create an irresistible character simply make her vulnerable.”
Whoops sorry, time to quit dreaming and get back on track. What was I saying? Oh, yes, how to capture the intangible thing that makes your character someone readers care about. I don’t have an answer and as I create character after character in my novels, I struggle to find it, that quicksilver, that wonderful, terrible, impossible thing that will make at least one of them compelling, intriguing and oh so irresistible.
If you have any suggestions, send me a line. All I know at this point is that creating such a magical character is something worth struggling for because the idea of someone thinking about my characters long after the book is closed is something writers hope to achieve and readers hope to find.
Speaking of irresistible, I thought you might enjoy this link to One Direction’s song Irresistible, so click the link and enjoy. One Direction's Irresistible. They're cute, but not in the least bad. I do wonder about their hair, it seems a bit much to me.
Forever searching for all things irresistible. Gabriella