There are many important segments to writing fiction, however a great lead character is at the top of the list. Start with the physical. Make up a list of physical attribute questions and then answer them. Included in the list should be height, weight, hear color, build, gender, and so on. If you draw a blank, find a picture of someone in a magazine that meets the requirements for your story.
Remember no one is perfect. Besides, perfect makes for a very boring character. Your lead character must have a character flaw. Itâ€™s important that you find a way, through the plot, that the character is able to overcome the flaw by the end of the story. Give the lead character a tag, such as pacing when they are worried or twirling their hair when nervous. It can also be a verbal tag, such as a phrase or word they use that is unique.
Give your character a realistic, but memorable name. One way to do this is to use either an unusual first or last name and then use a common name for the other one, such as Jason Starborn or Illusion Vaughan. The most important thing to remember, when creating a great lead character, is to make them appear like a normal but interesting person.