It takes a great character to make a good story. That’s what I was once told.
But what makes a great character?
My muses have always told me to find someone who is both extraordinary and ordinary.
Extraordinary in that the individual has lived a life like no one else. Fascinating.
Ordinary in that the individual is imperfect, just like us. He or she shares the same foibles and fears, hopes and aspirations that we have. We can see ourselves in that person. Compelling.