No matter how much you love your main character remember, nobody’s perfect.
Perfect characters are boring – audiences respond to flaws, it makes characters relatable. Flaws don’t have to be fatal – sweetness, humbleness, and charity, or any trait carried to extreme, can be a flaw.
Once the flaw is determined ask:
What’s the worst situation he/she can find themselves in?
What would the first reaction be when the flaw is challenged and how can they turn that flaw into an asset when there’s no place else to turn?
I love mashed up of words when they make sense;
A flawsome individual is someone who embraces their flaws and knows they are awesome regardless.
We should all be so lucky.
For a few months now, I’ve been posting writing tips over at Stage 32 and it was stupid of me not to re-post them here for those who may not be active on the stage.
So I will post digests for the next few weeks here, until I get them caught up and they can work in sync. You don’t have to be a member of Stage 32 to read these, (just ‘x’ out of the pop-up that asks you to sign up), but hey, while you’re there — it’s a great place for happy writers.
Creative Tips Digest #2
Technically Speaking, your characters need space
Cool. You’ll love this, writer-pants-on-the-pyre…
Cool shoes, dude. I know you gotta lotta moxie: climbing to the summit of books and craggy boulders is kinda, sorta difficult… yet, voila! I come unto thy rescue, my fair and just liege…
Our 24-wildchild, flame-thrower, non-perishable-blogs R a total wasteOtime …yet, a total wealth of bottomless inferences, nuanced sophistication, and synonymous metaphors which shall creep stealthily across thy brain like the vivid, brazen dawn. And, frankly, I wouldn’t be too concerned about what the bionic, bloated, whorizontal world thot about me, dear; I’d be much more worried about what JESUS shall say at the General Judgement.
First, why else does a moth fly from the night than to a bold, attractive candle Light? Don’t let His extravagant brilliance be extinguished, girl. You’re creative, yes? Then fly-away with U.S. to the antidote.
Meet this ex-mortal Upstairs for the most extra guhroovy, pleasure-beyond-measure, party-hardy-reality-show-addiction 24/7 you DO NOT wanna miss, where the Son never goes down from a VitSee-ing, ultra-passionate-YOUTHwitheTRUTH in which you’ll find nonillionsXnonillionsXnonillions… of deluxe-HTTP opportunities for enveloping, engulfing excitement; where you’ll looove an endless eternity of aplomBOMBs falling ALL over thy incredible, indelible cranium, as you’ll have an XtraXcitinXpose with an IQ much higher than K2. . .
So, here’s what the prolific, exquisite GODy sed: ‘the more you shall honor Me, the more I shall bless you’ -the Infant Jesus of Prague.
Go git’m, girl. You’re incredible.
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