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Hey @eden-anderson! That’s a great question, and I’ve often wondered it myself. I think the main thing would be to focus on making them real people with likes and dislikes – and one or more outlandish characteristics, hobbies, physical traits, etc. Maybe have these outlandish things contradict with each other or with the character’s personality (while still reflecting who the character is and not being out of character). Hope that helps at least a little!
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