How to Create Interesting Characters
By Christine Colorado on January 12, 2019
How did the money situation affect his life? Who are his friends now? Does he have any enemies? Why? Who are they? Does he have any disabilities? What are they? Do they influence his life decisions? Does he have an accent or speech impediment? How educated is he? Where did he go to school? Does he work? In his chosen field? Where does he live? What kind of house does he have? What kind of car does he drive? What does he do to relax? Is he healthy?
2.) Give your character a life that is worth knowing, but has some flaws in it. Even your antagonist can have redeeming qualities. No one is all bad or evil. Readers will have trouble relating to a whiny heroine or hero. Remember, no one is perfect, not even your protagonist.
4.) Use your character’s eyes and senses throughout your novel to pull your reader into the story. Describe scenes as they would see them. A glorious dawn, a star filled night,a rich house, a poor shack, show these through them.
7.) Use dialogue and actions to reveal more sides of your character. Show that they can love and hate and are empathetic toward other characters. Even knowing they are not perfect, they can still be likable. Readers can appreciate this.