The Importance of your character’s wound

Meredith Bond
3 min readMar 31, 2024

I’m certain you learned in English class that all characters must have a flaw. This is what stops them from attaining their goal. It’s what gets in the way of their relationships. But where does that flaw come from?

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It comes from the character’s wound. I know I’ve discussed wounds on this blog before, but just a quick recap:

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Meredith Bond

Award winning author, Meredith Bond's books straddle that beautiful line between historical romance and fantasy. Merry is also a writing coach and formatter.