Character Sketching in a novel

What is the first thing that lingers in your mind after you’ve completed a novel? The story? The Writer? The Characters? Which one of the above do you use to relate to the story? I’m sure it is the ‘characters’ in your story. Well, for me it has always been the characters who live even after the story dies away over a period of time.  Harry Potter, Hercule Poirot, King Lair, Sherlock Holmes etc are a few of the may characters that live in our hearts even today. Although they were all characters that never lived a human life, all of us know the way […]