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CREATING INTERESTING CHARACTERS 1 Make your characters three-dimensional by giving them faults, quirks and physical and emotional hang-ups, Reveal these ‘hang-ups’ subtly throughout your story/novel/screenplay. 2. Ensure that your characters are dissimilar, physically and emotionally. 3. Choose names that are also dissimilar so readers/audience don’t get confused. [Think about each characters’ personality before you choose a name that suits them.] MOTIVATE YOUR CHARACTERS By 1. Giving them a goal. 2. Threatening that goal. 3. Discovering a reason why the character must continue fighting against all the odds. i.e. Heroes and heroines never give up even though other characters may tell him/her to do so repeatedly.