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Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Character list I am using

This list is a combination from the Long Ridge Writers Group Character Worksheet, my research and my mentor who visits me everyday.

Gender-
Age-
Physical Description
Hair-
Ears-
Eyebrows-
Eyes-
Eye-lashes-
Nose-
Lip-
Mouth-
Distinctive feature-
Height-
Build-
Complexion-
Clothing-
Personality-
Sound
Voice-
Laugh-
Often says-
Smell-
Touch-
Religion-
Parents-
Childhood-
Family life-
Love Interest-
Employment-
Most influential person in your character's life and why-
Most important person in character's life now and why-
Favorite relaxing pastime-
Greatest embarrassment-
Greatest fear-
Favorite food-
One thing your character won't eat-
Favorite color-
Hidden motivator-
Reluctance (won't do)-
Inability (can't do)-
Dreams active-
Dreams inactive-
Dreams dropped-
Favorite books-
Favorite movies-
Favorite TV shows-
Books, Movies, TV shows that influence actions or thoughts-
*why this way-what in life made him this way-
*Education History (past and present)-
*Family History (relationships, past and present)-
*Sexual History (past and present)-


* really important. Yes, this takes a long time to answer, but you may find the story almost tells itself once you know your character this well.

Have fun storming the castle.

2 comments:

Landolphe D'Aquin said...

I have added these to my list: relationship to animals; pets (past & present); favorite/most meaningful song; place would most like to visit. The list grows and grows....

Spellbound said...

That's for sure, but the more you know, the more your character becomes real to both the author and the reader. Thanks for your additional recommendations.