Katarina the Dragonslayer

The fantasy character who can suspend your disbelief is the one who has his or her own personality, a history (even if only hinted at), a worldview, and a perspective on the future (or a notable lack thereof). The incomplete character inevitably becomes a prop of the writer’s story, and a crutch for imagination instead of a vehicle for it, and can ultimately ruin even a truly great story. Take the time to flesh out your characters, and your stories will live long after you…