Long after their writers are dead.
You recall their plots and then find their
Characters still inspire or scare
Will your creations be that long read?
We all need something to aspire to! Certainly characters should be memorable for their virtues and flaws. Rounded characters are more likely to be remembered. I can only think of two “hammy” characters that get away with it - Toad of Wind in the Willows fame and Cruella de Vil of 101 Dalmatians. I’m sure the actors playing these two roles have had a wonderful time hamming it up. The roles call for it but the vast majority of characters have to be much less OTT, more identifiable. After all even Sauron had to have a goal!
What do you think you most like to write?
Dialogue, narrative, all with bite.
Every story needs its balance right.
Plots suffer if either seems too light.
I love writing dialogue. Set up two or more well rounded characters and I can get them talking until the proverbial cows make their way home. But I know for novels and short stories that isn’t appropriate. You need the narrative to move the plot on and to cover those “bits” that dialogue can’t serve. For radio scripts of course the dialogue has to cover everything with sound effects conveying information to back up that dialogue.