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What is Considered a Well-Written Character?

Updated: Jul 30

What is Considered a Well-Written Character - On the Writer's Cabin

What Makes a Well-Written Character?

Fiction is about people. Simple. Without characters your book isn't going to be appealing to many readers. Even if you don't have a single human in your whole story or the plot revolves around the life of a bug, that bug still needs to be recognizably human in some way.

But what exactly defines a well-written character?

A well-written character is one that possess depth and complexity and makes a geniune connection with readers. They mirror the human experience through relatable emotions, flaws, and strengths. Consistency in behavior and alignment with established traits keeps readers immersed, while evoking empathy and intrigue leaves a lasting impression.

Complexity: The Key to Connection