Creating characters that readers can connect with is the key to writing kingdom. Stories are all the same. Unique worlds, though numerous and sometimes extremely vivid, are all just variations on a theme. Characters are the only part of writing that can be truly unique and original. Characters sell the story and the world and can stay with us long after the riveting action and intriguing backdrop have faded from memory.
So, how to write a unique and memorable character? Most of them don’t spring fully formed into a writer’s mind. It takes some effort to create a multi-dimensional made-up person! It’s definitely not as simple as giving them an interesting physical trait, tragic backstory, quirky saying or hard-to-pronounce name.
What makes characters memorable is authenticity. Continue reading “Building a Character with MBTI”