Want to write great characters?

I found a great quote about writing characters on Pinterest the other day.

“Something I recently learned about writing is that a character should never stop feeling flawed. It doesn’t matter how much (positive) development they go through, a realistic character doesn’t completely erase their flaws at the end of the story, and that’s okay! You’re never going to reach perfection, so there’s no reason for a character to stop feeling a little broken, a little evil, a little off, that doesn’t invalidate their growth, it only makes it more real.” — steampunk-city

I had never thought about this before when writing characters. I knew they had to be flawed, but feeling broken or off—even at the end of a happy story—is not what people talk about often. One of the most realistic things anyone does is not be perfect all the time.

Characters should be real.

What do you think? Leave a comment below!

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