No matter how hard I try, none of my characters seem real to me. They act unnatural, awkward, the dialogue is strange, their decisions are strange, even the names sound made up. They don't act like real people and they don't have free will, like good characters do. They're so obviously written and made up, and I'm not sure how to fix this; but is there any possibility that this is just me, the author, knowing that I've written it and it coming off as fake to only me? How do you write realistic feeling characters?