On Writing

Humble jobs for a story’s protagonist? Yes, absolutely!

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What if a character of mine worked for a service like Maid to Please?

I’m sure you know what I mean.

Humble jobs. Yet jobs filled with love and passion for what people do.

One of my newest fictional characters, Reina Pater, works for a house-cleaning service.

Only for some time in her story, but yes, she does.

And it doesn’t make her a cybernetic Cinderella.

The cleaning job actually teaches her to be more human-like.

She learns what it means to be a human being with all the hopes, sacrifices and dreams involved.

She grows as a character and as a person.

In the past, I used to give my protagonists big jobs.

They’re important persons in my stories, aren’t them?

So why not giving them important jobs, too?

But I was so wrong!

Nothing makes a character more approachable, credible and close to the reader than a character who embraces humility in his or her life.

Then they can grow out of it, but the first part of a story should show some sacrifice on the protagonist’s behalf.

Try it. Then let me know what your readers think. (You can always talk to me at lia.dospetti [at] email.it)

I’m sure they’re going to fall in love with your protagonist. 🙂

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Booklover. Hobby artist. Author of the Rolamaton the Robocity webseries. Also author of short stories and novels for upcoming publication. Countryside demigirl who works as an artisan in her daily life. Currently in a happy relationship. Come say hi on Twitter @dospetti and Instagram @liabooklover

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