The Importance of Writing a Protagonist Who is Flawed and Faces Conflict

Arthur Doweyko, award-winning author and scientist explains the importance of creating a main character who is imperfect. The cliché of avoiding perfect characters is repeated often for a reason. A perfect character is uninteresting for a reader because conflict is entirely external of the character, making it difficult to stretch out through a novel. Plus, the character isn’t relatable. “The flaw is a good element because it allows the reader to relate to the hero,” says Doweyko. Including typical...
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