Being weird is not something most of us ever wanted to be in high school. In fact, most went out of their way to fit in or at best, go unnoticed. But as a writer (especially when writing fiction), it's important to embrace our inner weirdness.
Books that have weird or eccentric characters attract curiosity and get noticed. So if one of your main characters feels a bit flat or blah, get out your weird stick and smack em with it. Give them a strange physical feature or an odd character trait, something that will stick out in your reader's mind.
Fellow blogger over at ...paws and reflect, *me waving* shared the following video clip, Weird is Better: Writing Eccentric Characters. In the video, Steve White gives great examples of weirdness found in successful books and talks about how important it can be to the overall success of the story. If you haven't already seen this clip then I strongly suggest you give it a go.
How important do you think weirdness is to the success of a book? Do you have a weird character or weird setting in your wip?