Five times as many males as females are diagnosed with autism.
RJ Scott is hosting the Autism Blog Hop again this year. Check out the master post here and follow along to read about your favorite authors’ hopes, dreams, and wishes for the world. There are prizes at each stop.
My hope: Accepting a person at face value.
More than anything, that is what I wish for our world. Not ascribing a list of “must-meets” or “expectations” to a person within seconds of meeting them, but holding off on those snap judgments so we can open our hearts to get to know each other better. To really let them form from the ground up rather than be compared.
I think our world would be better for it. I think we’d all be less defensive. And when we’re less defensive, we are given an in to really get to know each other.
Opening a new book and getting to know a character is something readers do all the time. Do we go in with expectations? Maybe, but more often than not, we allow writers to take us on a journey. We might know the country or state we’re in, but we really don’t know how we’re getting to the endpoint.
Imagine if we were that open to everyone we met. We fall for fictional characters because we let them inside, we open ourselves up to them, we let them tell us their stories.
My wish for the world is that we’d be more willing to do that with each other.
Many of the characters have shut the world off because of hurt or judgments. Below are a few of my books where pushing those walls aside led to love.
Comment below for a chance to win one of the e-books above. Tell me what makes you open your heart to a character. I’ll draw the winner
next week at the end of April, so check back.
A hint of vulnerability definitely does the trick…I loved CHEEKY HIPSTERS AND JOCKS, by the way!
A kind and gentle soul, wanting to see the best in everyone but isn’t a patsy. Extra points if they’re believable characters with strengths and weaknesses.
thank you for the blog, Posy. I think what makes me open my heart to a character is when they feel authentic and different. I love special people, and people who are not afraid of being themselves, and when I find those very special characters I fall in love
Thank you for participating in RJ’s Autism Awareness Blog Hop. I love characters who are authentic, being themselves, and not afraid to show it.
how it’s written
What makes me open up to a character? It’s hard to pinpoint as I like all kinds of characters, so I guess I’d have to say it’s how the character is written.
I usually keep try to keep an open mind for everything. As for what makes me open up to a character? It might just be how kind or considerate they are in some cases it’s their vulnerability.