Toward a Morality of Writing (Creativity and Ethics)
I must say, and I may well be admitting to a short coming on my part (one of many), that I cannot fully settle into and nest within a novel until I locate a character with whom I can identify. Some novels have few likable characters and I find it difficult to care about those characters or like the novel much. Perhaps each of us must consider what audience we wish to address. Some audiences may prefer (or willingly accept) unlikable characters and horrible endings but many readers like characters with whom they can identify. That brings us to another question, what is the difference between literature and popular fiction and is there an overlap?