In today’s post, I want to touch on one of the rules of writing: Writing likeable characters. Everyone says fictional characters, while they may be flawed, must be likeable. They must be more good than bad and have good intentions.
One of the many blog posts I read on the subject said characters must have a combination of the following:
Be ordinary with extraordinary qualities
Be a little unhappy
Be good at what they do
I agree with some of the points, but not all. For instance, I think it’s common sense that a character should be interesting, dynamic, and in most cases, charismatic. I even agree with the point on being extraordinary, yet ordinary...