Fatal Flaw: The Key to the Kingdom

Character flaw, fatal flaw, tragic flaw, internal obstacle, Achilles heel—there are lots of terms for this vitally important story element, but what is it and why do you need one? This often overlooked aspect of character can compel readers to grow attached to even the most objectionable protagonist, unlock your story’s hidden theme, drive your plot, create stakes and urgency, and much more. This workshop will illuminate the power of the fatal flaw, give you practical tools for discovering it and show you how to use it to unlock the deeper, more powerful values of your story.