Excerpt: Character Showcase

I wanted to share a short excerpt, which is actually from the sequel to Tiger's Eye, that nicely showcases Olivia's personality.   Enjoy.     She shoved him sideways and he stumbled against the concrete wall. Still, he tried to run but she held on tight and put her other arm up against his chest, putting … Continue reading Excerpt: Character Showcase

The Main Characters – 10 points

LJB Novels

Here are 10 points that you need in every main character, something to turn them from two-dimensional to three-dimensional. Bringing your characters to life and making your readers feel for them.

Weaknesses

Characters need to be flawed. Your story is no the just the plot, it is also character growth. Your character can become a better person from your story as well. This is normally shown by a moral flaw or a psychological flaw. A moral flaw is when the characters hurts other, weather it is pushing people away or physically hurting them. A psychological flaw is when the character hurts themselves, weather it is by self-sabotage or another way. Your character will always have a weakness for someone to exploit, if they don’t, your character becomes to ‘perfect’, they become unbelievable.

Goals

The whole reason characters exist is for something they want. It doesn’t always have to be the…

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