What makes a character boring?
Motivation creates a meaningful story. If your main character’s motivation isn’t clear, then they seem meaningless. And a meaningless character is a boring character. With that simple, yet clear motivation, Katniss becomes a compelling character and we can’t help but take her side.
What makes a character memorable?
A memorable character’s personality tends to be clearly rooted in a strong point of view. When we think of Jay Gatsby, we immediately think of his fetishization of high society. His point of view is well defined and keeps him memorable. They remind readers and viewers of real people.
What makes compelling characters?
Readers love characters who have a dream, or a goal they’re determined to achieve. The stronger the character’s desire to achieve their goal, the more compelling the drama and the story, because it creates reader anticipation. The goal must be concrete and measurable, so the reader knows if it’s been achieved.
How can I make my main character more interesting?
Here are some tips for effective character development.
- Develop characters who reflect your interests.
- Reveal their physical world through detail.
- Give them the right skills.
- Create memorable characters.
- Give the reader access to their inner conflict.
- Subvert your reader’s expectations.
What makes a good character in a story?
A good character is someone who is always there to support the important people in their life, and doesn’t break their promises. Their ability to put themselves in another’s shoes makes them compassionate and considerate, qualities that makes the character more relatable to the audience.
What makes every character unique?
A fanfic author can’t have it both ways. Either the characters are meant to evoke those characters belonging to someone else, or they aren’t. The only way to make a character truly unique is to change their core essence, those deep elements behind all people, not just fictional characters.