With my latest idea for a crime novel, I knew that I needed a detective that fits the situation, making the book an interesting read. However, one thing I struggle with, is creating a unique detective. They can’t be an alcoholic, or rebellious, so the question is: how do you create a detective without clichés?
In the past, I’ve often found work-arounds with the protagonist being someone aside from a police officer. However, that does have its limitations…
I know that each character must have its flaws, but I think it’s a matter of making my characters believable.
So I suppose this is another question to ask you! How do you make a character unique, believable and without the clichés? Comment below!