How to Develop a Fictional Character: 6 Tips for Writing Great Characters

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 8, 2021 • 8 min read

Whether we’re discussing Hamlet or Harry Potter, the best stories are not just about an interesting series of events: they’re about characters. While a mastery of plot can help you develop exciting twists and turns, great character development draws readers in by giving them strong characters with whom they can identify.