Today’s post is going to be for all you writers out there that want to be able to create realistic characters in your pieces.
Creating characters isn’t easy to begin with and it certainly isn’t easy making them believable to an audience by hopefully this post will give you some pointers.
My first pointer for you guys is to give your characters both good and bad traits or maybe even weird traits. Nobody is all good or all bad in this world and your characters shouldn’t be either, even if they are the protagonist. If your character is one dimensional then they will appear boring to your audience which is something you really don’t want.
This leads me on to my next point which is to base your character loosely of people you know. That doesn’t mean make them exactly the same as the person but just take some of their traits and give them to your character. This will make them seem more realistic as a lot of your readers will identify with them.
I personally find that creating character profiles before you start writing your piece allows you to really get to know your character before you put them on paper. Write down their age, date of birth, physical appearance, relationships with any other characters and any little details about them that you think could be relevant. That will make your characters consistent as you will know them like the back of your hand.
Finally, have fun with them! These are your characters and you can do whatever you like with them. People love those quirky and funny characters.
I hope you guys have enjoyed this blog post and found it helpful! Comment some of your quirky characters below! I’d love to hear all about them.