6 Tips for Creating Interesting Characters

• Don’t underserve a character in story 
• Don’t let characters chew the furniture 
• Avoid using Mary Sue character type in stories
• Keep freeze-frame in story brief, relevant
• Develop complex antagonist to maximize conflict
• How to create an interesting villain for your story 
• BONUS: “You can’t blame a writer for what the characters say.” – Truman Capote
• DOUBLE BONUS: “I try to create sympathy for my characters, then turn the monsters loose.” – Stephen King