Debilitating fears are a problem for everyone, an unfortunate part of the human experience. Whether they’re a result of learned behavior as a child, are related to a mental health condition, or stem from a past wounding event, these fears influence a character’s behaviors, habits, beliefs, and personality traits. The compulsion to avoid what they […]Not Fitting In — First Edition Design Publishing – a hybrid publisher
This is a great post that focuses on how to make your character more like a real person. Specifically, it tackles how to build a character with a fear of fitting in, a deep-rooted fear all too common in many people today.
But this post goes into way more depth than just that, outlining how this fear will shape the way your character behaves and progresses. There are many paths you can take with just this one character trait and First Edition Design Publishing goes through just about all of them!
Even if you don’t have a character with this specific fear, it’s a good idea to read through this post anyway to see how a character’s fears will impact the way they live. And as I always say, the characters are the most important parts of any story.