The first thing that I'll be talking about is:
Making A Memorable MC
Here are some questions I asked myself whenever I made a new MC:
- What did you find about them the most interesting?
- How did you decided that this was the story you wanted to write?
- What's the backstory for your MC?
- Why did you pick to write a story about them? (I usually ask myself this question quite often because once I have made a story idea, 15 or so characters come with it...)
After that step, I have one thing I must accomplish with my MC before I begin to write them: LEAVE. I put my character away for a few days, I don't think about the story (even though I end up thinking about it in the end), mention the character and I just go about my life. Then I go back to my MC to see if they're still fresh and new feeling (because I don't want a reader to be so into one of my books and then they, reluctantly, put down the book and come back to it later to just wanting to put it down again... Does that make sense?)
There we go! My three handy-dandy steps I use to make a memorable character.