How do I write interesting characters?

Two years ago I thought I knew how to write interesting characters. Two years later I found out that I didn’t have a clue. Today I think I’ve found the answer to the age old question: How do I write interesting characters? It took two published books, critical reviews,... 

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Writing motive for minor antagonists

Something I’ve been struggling with lately is motive. Not for my main characters or antagonists but rather the minor antagonists. Petty thugs, thieves, gangsters, drug lords, weapons smugglers, you get the idea. When writing a story, one of the most important things to have is motive. In fact, motive... 

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