What is a character flaw?
A character flaw is a fault or weakness in a person’s character.
Why do readers like characters with flaws?
Flaws make the character more interesting for the reader, and realistic as no one is perfect.
Try not to create a character that is flawless, they cannot go wrong. This is not that intriguing for the reader.
Here are some of ideas for character flaws:
- Obsessed with something or someone
- A loud mouth
- Lust for power
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