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Today I've decided to post about characters. Who better to have insecurities than our characters. What kind and how those nasty insecurities affect them is up to you.
Let's say you are developing a character. It doesn't matter if it's a hero or villain. Why? Because each must be motivated by something as well as challenged.
One character has always had it easy. S/he has been loved and encouraged they're entire life.
The other character has struggled through school and has been told they're worthless.
Which one is the most compelling?
While all of us wish our lives had been the first, I think most of us can honestly say life hasn't always been wonderful.
If it is a hero that you're writing about how does s/he overcome the obstacles that are put in front of them? If a villain, how does his/her past affect their mindset. How does the past make them choose what they do.
I love a story that makes me sympathize with the villain while hating his/her actions.
The choice is yours. "Be a brilliant and prolific writer." I love this quote but I'm having trouble finding the author. If you know please let me know in the comments.
Name a favorite character, what story or author and why.