Learning to Write
- New authors should have a maximum of three character view points. (Normally less for Young Adult fiction).
About your character
- From personal experience you need to define what motivates your characters well. Motivations can/should be:
- noble and ignoble
- a source of strength or weakness
- consistent, but need not be absolute
- plot-worthy and comprehensible
- Characters should have flaws and or handicaps (there is a difference) which allow the character to grow, and the villain to antagonize them; all to create conflict. (more).
- Villains should have motivations which are understandable and should be competent (to make them likable). A hero is one who overcomes their internal problems, a villain is one who succumbs to them. (more)
- There are two types of heroes and protagonists: an every-man hero and a superman hero. (post)