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- Posted: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:18:04 +0000
It's important for a character to be relatable. Give them real flaws and worries and interests. Strong characters don't have to be extraordinary.
I respectfully agree with your first sentence but definitely not with the second one. I think a strong character HAS to be extraordinary. Whether it be a "normal joe/jane" handling themselves well in an extraordinary situation (ie. Alice goes to Wonderland and discovers she's extraordinarily brave) or they have magic that's powerful....
No one wants to read a story that is UTTERLY relate-able. If there was nothing "interesting" or "extraordinary" about the character then why are you telling a story about them?