What Makes Characters Memorable

What is it that makes characters memorable? I was wondering this when watching Peaky Blinders, reading Braggsville, and playing Dragon Age: Inquisition (not all at the same time, but sometimes two at a time). What is (or are) the magic ingredient(s) to making a character real?

It’s actually simple, and yet difficult. Let’s start with Morrigan, from the Dragon Age series. She knows a bit about magic.

“A man will always believe two things about a woman; one, that she is weak and two, that she finds him attractive.” —Morrigan from Dragon Age: Origins

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Character Creation Ideas

characterization, emotion, creating characters, creative writing, fiction, Character sketching ideas, copyright L. N. Holmes/LeeAnn Adams
Character sketching ideas copyright L. N. Holmes/LeeAnn Adams

How do you create dynamic characters? There are many theories out there and I’ve found a great deal of them to be useful. The main thing is to remember that if your characters are perfect — they’re also most likely dull and not relatable. To prevent that from happening, I’ve provided links to a few tools you can use to create characters that grab people’s attention.

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