A guide on how to write authentic fictional characters

Let’s face it, perfect characters are stale and boring. A truly relatable character should be flawed, with a need to grow and improve as the story evolves. Every important character you write should be original and unique. However, too many quirks can overcomplicate them and cause the reader to lose interest. That’s why your characters must be interesting and realistic if you hope to keep the reader’s attention.

This in itself is a challenge, but vital for any work of fiction. A well-developed character will keep the reader invested, and…