Character development is HUGE when it comes to writing a story. Sometimes it will come easily to a writer while other times it may take a little work. A realistic character develops as it goes through events and that is the key to a believable story. So how do we do this? Well you have to get to know your character. It means writing and re-writing. Write down facts about your character and get to know their personality. And if you’re doing things right the personality will come naturally. The character will be making the decisions in the story, and not you.