My character needed a flaw, and this is what I got

In The Negative Trait Thesaurus its author, Angela Ackerman gives some helpful hits to craft a character’s flaw for a novel.

Behind a hero’s flaw there really are three different elements:

  • a wound: an experience inthe hero’s past
  • a lie: a false believe the hero has because of the wound
  • the flaw: the weakness the hero has to overcome to reach his goal.

To find the best flaw for the hero and for the story, take those three elements into consideration.

January 5, 2017