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Old 08-17-2015, 04:32 AM
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Something I consider important and which I haven't seen mentioned (because people seem to be addressing singular characters, not the cast as a whole) is diversity. Not necessarily racial diversity, or other forms of diversity we consider (such as representation of LGBT+ persons), but a range of different characters who think, speak, and act differently.

A trap that a lot of newer writers get sucked into is always writing the same characters, who all feel much the same and react in the same manner to the same things. Humans are all different to one another and that must be reflected in the cast of characters if the author wishes to keep the reader interested.
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