Posted By admin on January 19, 2012
with a character. He takes saving the cat (the Blake Snyder concept) to a reckless degree. Jackson Brody, who begins his literary life in Kate Atkinson’s Case Histories, solves murders, searches for an elderly woman’s imaginary cats, helps out any lost stray human or animal, and loves his daughter. I don’t know what more you can ask for in a man.
Well–you can ask that Jason Isaacs play him in the TV adaptation. And that makes him utterly perfect. He’s tortured by the past and by his own emotions, but he always tries to do the right thing, even when the right thing drags at his soul. He’s not always perfectly nice. His judgement can be askew. He cannot say no–even when he tries to–because he is innately compelled to help.
I want to write characters like Jackson Brodie.