Fifteen minutes long, because you're in a hurry, and we're not that smart.

13.16: Avoiding Flat Characters

Your Hosts: Brandon, Valynne, Dan, and Howard

For our purposes, the term “flat character” refers to a character who lacks the depth required to maintain reader interest. In this episode we discuss how to avoid putting flat characters front-and-center in our writing, and how we go about fixing manuscripts that have flat character problems.

Homework: Take a flat character from media you’ve consumed and write a backstory to make them less flat.

Thing of the week: Artemis, by Andy Weir.

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