Make Your Character Fail Before Succeeding

I found this article on the OngoingWorlds blog (written mostly by David Ball, who writes articles for us and is the co-host of our podcast. It has some good tips on how to make your characters more believable and more likable by making them stumble a few times on the road to success.

The OngoingWorlds blog offers advice on roleplaying (specifcally play-by-email RPGs) but this advice is relevant to all forms of fiction, regardless of format or genre.