I just finished up a revision, and so I'm doing what I often do during mini-breaks between revisions: letting my mind dwell on the characterization of my characters. What's working, what's not. What kind of strange or offensive or unlikable qualities I've unknowingly woven into my manuscript.
So this week I thought I'd focus my WYR questions on characters. No rules here, except you must pick one or the other, even if your answer lies somewhere in between.
1. Would you rather read about a character who is too perfect or too flawed?
2. Would you rather read about a character who is too brash or too nice?
3. Would you rather read about a character who is smart and knows it or who is dumb and doesn't know it?
Have fun! And feel free to give examples if they come to you off the top of your head. I'll be back with my answers soon...