How Important is Character Development

Hello Creative Writer,

We all know as writers that the act of telling a convincing and compelling tale is quite the difficult balancing act. We have to make sure the pacing is right and that the plot makes so as to avoid the dreaded plot hole. We need to make sure that the setting is believable and that there is a satisfying conclusion that lets the reader know that the story is over; whether it’s left a little open for a sequel or not.

One of the hardest things to do in story building is to build up our characters.

Marvel Movies  are wonderful at blowing things up but sometimes they can leave us hanging in the character development department. Sure, we don’t have time to delve into the motivation or create a character arc for every minor character down to the extras running for their lives when evil strikes but as the linked article explains “Justice League” introduced 3 new superhero characters and gave them little if any time to make us care.

And that is why it’s important. Character development makes us give a damn about what happens in the story. It makes us root for the good guys and boo the bad guys. It helps us invest in the story enough that we desire to see how things work out in the end. We are still discussing the tips and trick on how to develop amazing and deep characters. If you have any you’d like to share put them in the comment section. I’d love to know how you make the reader care about your characters.


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