I've found through both reading and writing fiction that the key to a likeable, convincing, living, breathing character is imbuing them with little details. Unfortunately, I need to actively remind myself to give my characters little details, especially main characters. This is a thread to discuss why those little things are (or are not) so important. e.g.: Azure: a half-demon party boy. Hawaiian shirts. Over-the-top slang. No sense of personal property. Gives nicknames to everyone he meets.