How Writers Can Use Flaws to Create Interesting Characters

Characters live in a writer’s head long before they’re set on paper. We build a fondness for them, and this can make it difficult to acknowledge faults. This is especially true in our heroes. Sometimes, writers aren’t even aware that their heroes have weaknesses. However, not only do flaws make realistic characters, but they also make for entertaining ones. Dan Watanabe, Entertainment Expert and Media Arts Instructor, explains how strong character flaws can create relatable characters. In developing...
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