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