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How to Write a Main Character: 5 Tips for Writing Strong Main Characters

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 7, 2021 • 5 min read

Main characters (sometimes called “principal characters”) come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, and who they are greatly depends on the kind of story you’re telling. A main character doesn’t have to be a good guy, but they should be a memorable character, and involved with the progression of the plot.