Good blog, some things to think about. I suppose since I “live” with my characters I Know their ins and outs and figure everyone else does as well!
How well do you know your main character (MC)? Does he forget to brush his teeth in the morning? Does she ever use her credit card? Does he jump high? Does she think she’s pretty?
Think about a member in your family. Do you know what his handwriting looks like versus yours? Do you know if she likes coffee or only milkshakes? This familiarity is something you need to have with your character.
Does she prefer katanas or broadswords? Does he like riding helicopters or robojets better?
If you read one article on biology, do you immediately write an award-winning hundred page essay on it? No, of course not. You can’t do that with your MC either. You need to know the ins and outs of him; did he ever accidentally wear his pants backwards to school? Has she had several crushes in life? Does he like summer camps?
When you are more knowledgable…
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