Posted on 05/27/2022 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

No one likes perfect people, in real life or in fiction.

But how do you choose the type of flaw that will set your character apart in readers' minds?

Author Ellen Buikema provides an outline of the types of character flaws you might use, along with examples, at Writer in the Storm.

And if you're still stuck, she also links to a trait-generator tool — remember, a positive trait can also work to a character's detriment.

(Consider Ned Stark's strong sense of honor ... and how it brings him down, literally.)

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