123 Ideas for Character Flaws - Writers Write When you're creating characters for novels, short stories, comics, and games, you have to make sure they have flaws. Nobody is interested in perfect people. They tend to be boring.
Kurt Vonnegut - The Shapes of Stories. Stumbled across this on a Google for something completely unrelated, but definitely going to use it to help frame the way I look at stories. And definitely re-reading Slaughterhouse Five sooner rather than later.