Monday Motivation: Ten steps to a compelling character
Once in a while, when I have the time, I allow myself the luxury of writing an extremely abbreviated Monday Motivation.
I thought, reading it now: gosh, difficult to improve on that.
So here it is: a recipe for creating a compelling and relatable character:
- Give them a goal.
- Give them a vulnerability.
- Give them a flaw.
- Give them a history.
- Give them a personality.
- Give them a distinctive voice.
- Make them complex, and contradictory.
- Make them active; give them agency.
- Let them fail.
- Make them suffer…