“Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.” — Ray Bradbury
This post shares writing tips to help you nail your character’s appearance, actions and personality to create a memorable hero. Last time, we shared advice for writing an antagonist, but what about a main character? Creating a lasting presence for your hero can be difficult, so here three tips to help you with the process.
- Fill in Their Reality
“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people, not characters. A character is a caricature.” — Ernest Hemingway
Your character is not just a character, they are a living person. Try to create a full and rich backstory for them and imagine their whole history. Determine their motivations, desires and deeper emotions. Your audience wants a character that feels complex, not flat.