Developing Your Fictional Characters

Amanda Bussman
3 min readApr 3, 2024
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Have you ever taken a moment to think about what makes a well-written character? Do you linger on what would enhance your reader and grab their attention?

Most of us have our comfort characters. The ones that we could read or watch over and over. Why is this?

It is all about relatability.

The Comfort Character

When we pick up a book, most of us look for a character we can relate to. A main protagonist in who we see some form of ourselves. It is important to be able to identify with a well-written character.

This is something that many writers first take into consideration.

If you want your books read or your movies watched you must first create a character that withstands the intrigue tests.

Can they be related to? Are they well enough constructed? How well does the author or creator know their muse?

If you are in any way a storyteller, these questions are ones that you should be thinking about when you begin writing.



Amanda Bussman

If you're looking for a writing coach and someone who is working through generational trauma, you've come to the right place. OH! I hope you like Taylor Swift!