How to Create a Great OC
In this journal I will be addressing OC's (Original Characters). OC's are fantastic for an artist to have, but you can easily destroy a good storyline with a couple of mistakes.
1. DO NOT, and I repeat, DO NOT make an overpowered OC. For example,
My OC is named Billy and he is loved by everyone and has all powers known to man. He can take down anyone with a blink of his eye. He is tall and can change hair colors.
This is, sadly, VERY common. It can be fixed by toning down the pros and adding more cons.
2. Also, on the other side, don't add too many 'pity' inducing cons. A sad backstory is fine, but don't try to get pity and love on an OC that 'everyone hates.'
3. The pro to con ratio should be about 1:2. Not lower, not higher. You should have balance.
4. Think before you write. In other words, think about if someone else said that they had this trait. Does it have the desired effect? If your OC has powers, imagine telling another