Writing Tip For The Day
To make a character interesting and memorable to the reader, he or she must have an inner/outer conflict. Conflict equals drama, and while your character must come into conflict in the plot of your novel, there must be dramatic tension in how he or she reacts externally and internally to conflict. So, for instance a character may be a do-gooder on the outside, but inside have a rage against the world because they feel used. Or they may be cold and withdrawn on the outside, while inside beats a passionate heart. The inner/outer conflict adds a dimension to your character, rounding them out so your reader will engage and believe.