Sometimes when I ask myself how a writer makes a nice character in a novel, my first answer, at worst, is: After taking paper and a pen or sitting at the writing machine, I say, “I’ll make a nice character.”
As a problem, the artistic creation process is a mystery. In fact, GK Chesterton, a creator, once said how reality is created and how knowledge recreates it, all the differences between these two situations. The artist only knows reality; as a rule, it does not care whether it knows how they came about. Nor do I look at critics, commentators, or those who wrote his own biography (even if he met someone he liked), but I remember with sadness Lord Balfour’s statement to the British parliament: “Gentlemen, I do not deny that I am not sorry when I give you harsh statements, but I must admit that I am a bit unhappy when I hear rumors about me. ”
How many writers have similar sorrow when their fans express their admiration for his characters, or when a professor lectures pedantic on his method of writing! I once met such a professor; He drew fascinating charts on the blackboard, talking about someone (I think it was Conrad), and told him from the north-east corner. This topic was a moral lesson in which we students can develop our literary products and have only ourselves. The professor’s suggestions, which were still healthy, were rather suspicious for me, as I never wanted to write like Conrad.
I know that the only ability in writing is to have certain qualities to tell stories or say something as effective and simple as possible. Although not the best, we can recall the proverb from Alice in Wonderland: “If you look at their emotions and depths, they look at themselves too. ”
While the form develops and continues, if a sentence reflects a thought I want, it means that I am satisfied as someone who has put forth something. I do not like forms that scare the reader by using surprising images and sounds or unconventional words, forcing the reader to use a dictionary, and that cause a sense of snobbery because they cannot properly understand what they are reading because they strain the reader’s brain. I am ready to use some words such as the verb “intrigue” that provide a definition that I need in the shadow of the meaning between “interesting” and “absorb”, regardless of whether those who favor purity in the language oppose or are sound.
I think character creation is one of those things that cannot be easily imitated and cannot be learned easily. Of course, anyone can make a mannequin with a mix of natural materials and stick labels explaining it. Some very successful writers stated that the second meaning of the word “character” means creating character and reflected this understanding to society.
However, the approach we accept and that seems a bit strange to them is this: A Human is a “character”. Every stage artist knows that playing an interesting character is not easier than playing an ordinary person like you or me. Also, many actors know how to win the public with characters that actually frighten them. It should be a genius creation, a character, and be unique. It should also have a central heating system and external lighting features. While Sir Walter Scott creates many of the protagonists in his novels, it usually starts with his hair and ends on his heels. The complete breakdown of dresses and looks is the result that you may feel like they exist and are wearing the same clothes as you, even though you have never met the people he describes. But when Dostoevsky or Dickens tell you about a character, you feel you know them with your closed eyes. There is a difference between “he had light blue eyes, straight hair, slightly bent shoulders, and was wearing an old dress” (this sentence was in a Morley’s novel, I think) and “his thoughts, more precisely, everything was his eyes and it was theirs. Please do not use these sentences as a model; only for the sake of a good ghost writer to make you happy, develop and inform, So far you have seen that I have avoided questions about how to create a good character. To be honest, I don’t know. If you have a story to tell simply and without fuss, some of the characters might be nice, some don’t; you can make them difficult. But sometimes after you finish your story, they ring first in your hearts and then in your readers’ hearts.
People tend to love; we all are; It is human nature to admire goodness. Our admiration is, in essence, sharp as an intuition. When it touches your intuition, give them a chance and the stories you will tell to become popular stories. But if there is no formula to touch it, believe me it is a fact that the words of the fiction will be loaded with pleasant characters and the intuition is as mysterious as the sensitivity. Try creating likeable characters at the expense of creating items that no one else will love. However, I would suggest that a writer should create the characters in their head and let them be nice if possible.