Fall in love with flawed characters


Sure, we all enjoy escapism through literature, but most of us like a dash of realism as well.

So when you’re writing your main character’s love interest, says Mindy McGinness, steer clear of the temptation to make him or her too good to be true.

She identifies a few traits to add (or avoid) to save your characters from becoming manic pixie dream girls or sensitive intelligent alpha males in a post at Writer’s Digest.