Day 39

What kind of traits make a character interesting?

Flaws. When I’m writing my characters, I definitely think about what makes them unique, what gives them strength and motivation. But what I find the most human is their flaws. Maybe they have a temper or maybe they self sabotage. I personally didn’t feel like my main character of my current WIP was a well rounded individual until I pinpointed what made her a great character, but also what made her slightly infuriating. Whitney has tunnel vision. She gets so wrapped up in what they’re trying to accomplish with their powers, she doesn’t see the immediate effects her actions are having. She’s gotten so used to doing everything herself and carrying all the weight of her situation on her shoulders, she will exhaust herself before she accepts help.

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