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. 🙂