Q is for Character Quirks

Quirks, when done well and used in moderation, can help to make characters more interesting and memorable. For example, who doesn’t remember Elmer Fudd’s peculiar manner of speech, where Rs and Ls turn into Ws? Shakespeare never had a better Romeo.

“What wight thwough yonduh window bweaks!”

And did you know that Google lets you change its search engine language to “Elmer Fudd”?! How’s that for a legacy?


What are some of your favorite fictitious character quirks?


One comment

  1. I tend to use a lot of character traits from people I know. Tapping, restless legs, certain physical cues when they’re nervous, key phrases that they use over and over, the usual stuff.

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