What is a Believable Character?
More often than not, one of the main entrees of fictional, and even non-fictional, writings is the characters that make up the story. Bon Appetit! The best way to capture a reader’s hawk-like eyes and lure them into the depths of your wonderful pages is to create an engaging, lovable character. Someone familiar. Someone who, maybe, ‘wears their heart on their sleeve’. Here are a few things you should focus on in order to create a believable, genuine character for each adventure you key into paragraphs.
1. Character Coherence and Consistency
There are many ways to build up a believable character. One main focus should be on designing the character with a hint of coherence and consistency. While staying consistent with your character development, you begin to draw out its ‘voice’. A character that is coherent will display both the elements of personality and behavior in a way that the reader will fully grasp and understand.
2. Internal/External Changes
An intriguing character may also be called a ‘Round Character’. A round character is a character that has depth. Your character should undergo internal and external changes to better translate its entire expanse. Changes, both internal and external, should be portrayed in a relatable manner, even if the reader may never have stepped foot in those proverbial shoes.