Characters are essential to the story. Their existence answers the question of ‘Who is this happening to’ when one follows the events. They give the reader a POV to use as a reference point. They bring life to the setting and move the plot, which are the other two elements. Many authors also simply love designing characters because they can hold various traits that one might yearn for or be curious about. There’s so much to do with this element that it’s hard to narrow it down to 3 questions. Here we go anyway:
- What is your favorite type of character to write/read?
- Is there a type of character you’ve tired and failed to write/understand?
- What advice would you give about writing characters?