I still get asked if a character is a Mary Sue. Most of these askers fundamentally don't understand what a Mary Sue is. I'm here to help!
Beginning writers may give their characters cutesy flaws like clumsiness. But a true flaw involves choices and consequences. Here's how to build a realistic character without sacrificing likability.
What makes a detestable villain? Why do readers hate Dolores Umbridge more than Voldemort? How do you write a character that readers just want to punch? Today we explore characters who we love to hate, using Angel Rainnen as an example.
Let's take a deep dive into what makes readers like a character, using Glitter from Silent Voice as an example.