Truly strong characters are complex enough to carry the story, pull in the reader, and give a sense that there’s more going on under the surface. It’s not about being tough. It’s about being well-written.
Plot can springboard off of a strong character from various “soft spots” engineered specifically to propel it forward. Those soft spots are nestled in the cornerstones.
The Four Cornerstones are:
The Fear, the Secret, the Flaw, and the Quirk.
Keep reading to find out how and why you should use them…