Today I'm thinking about characters and what makes them interesting. It's pretty obvious that characters with unique personalities and a dynamic voice are the interesting ones. But what also makes them interesting is their flaws.
But here's the thing...character flaws have always been a little illusive for me. I can never quite put my finger on what they are. Unless, of course, they are very obvious, like anger in Heathcliff... or pride in Darcy and Elizabeth. I know I know, flaws should stand out, but I'm always focusing on other things usually. It's weird. Like what, for instance, is Harry's flaw? I have no idea.
Anyway so I looked up "flaws" and found this list of fun ones. Some of my favorites are:
- can't keep a secret
- hold everything in
- don't look at me!
- too snarky
- fear of thunder
- forgets to eat
- talks to much
- smothers with love
Ah.. and the list goes on and on.
So I was wondering what character flaws do you notice and like to see show up in your favorites. And which ones do you hate and roll your eyes at and think are way overdone? Which ones are good in heroes and great in villains?
Tell me about some of your favorite characters and what their flaws are!