How do I write compelling characters?
- Dialogue- says a lot about a character. I like to use dialouge and italisized thoughts to reveal what's happening to the character.
- Elusiveness- the less you say, the better. I say it gives room for the reader to imagine about the character.
- Actions- what the character DOES sparks a lot of interest, the more stunning and shocking they are. It keeps a story going, I guess
- Physical traits- I like to give subtle descriptions of the characters, so readers have rough sketch of what they look like. I try to remember that there's no such thing as perfect looks, there's always a flaw.
- Flaws- I don't like perfect, as appealing as it may be. To make a character "real" and "compelling", there has to be a few flaws. Personality flaws, physical flaws, etc...