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August 8, 2012

When Weakness is Simply Weakness

by limebirdamber

It’s tempting to want to give our characters everything they need to overcome the obstacles we throw their way quickly and easily. The flaws they have, we want to fix them all. However, it’s a flaw that makes a human loveable and it’s the flaws in our characters that make them relatable.

Over-powering main characters can make them boring. There is no chance of them losing the battle they come to, inward or outward. The tension that comes from not knowing if the character will win, and especially when they don’t win at first, keeps the reader turning the page.

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