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How can I go about writing a cute and endearing character, without making them annoying?

Do a search on “character clichés” and try to avoid them if at all possible. If a trait you really want to use is considered to be cliché, find some way to augment it to make it just a little bit different. You might also try polling friends. Ask them what traits they find cute and endearing and what traits annoy them that others find endearing. Write down your top five favorite cute and endearing characters and then list the traits which make them cute and endearing to you. See where the overlap is and those might be good traits to use. Also, try to avoid too many cute and endearing traits. Choose three or four that will be the essence of the character. Read about “Mary Sues” and make sure your character avoids those common pitfalls.

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