Creating Memorable Characters

Creating memorable characters can be a challenge. When we create them with flaws, give them an insurmountable task to overcome, and then force them to do that, our characters are more believable. The reader gets drawn into the story more. This article articulates how to do that.

Scarlett O’Hara. Katniss Everdeen. Michael Hosea. Jane Eyre. Do you recognize any of these names? Obviously, they are all characters from books. And yes, they are all heroes. But before they were heroic, they were flawed and fallible. These frail, imperfect, unlikely paragons struggled with weaknesses in their character-like serious flaws-vanity, envy, fear, jealousy, and pride, just to name a few! But instead of turning the reader off, their failings made these characters relatable, and oh, so memorable. Learn more.

Donna

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Posted on June 29, 2015, in Research, Writing Tips and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Creating Memorable Characters.

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