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Twelve questions that will help you create your character

Use these questions to help define your characters further:

  • How would I describe this character in a single sentence?
  • What type of personality does this character have?
  • What is this character’s purpose in the story?
  • How is this character different from any other character in the story?
  • What makes this character interesting to readers?
  • What does this character care most about?
  • What are this character’s key physical traits?
  • What is the most important thing that has ever happened to this character?
  • What are the things this character cares the most about?
  • How does this character deal with problems?
  • What would it take to make this character change significantly?
  • What relationship does this character have with the other characters?

2 thoughts on “Twelve questions that will help you create your character

  1. To write
    a poem, or
    something else that just might
    impress my neighbors I must be
    brilliant

    Dunno
    maybe I’m not
    cut out to be a star
    but words are music dancing in
    my mind

    Each step
    is like a dance
    performed alone onstage
    without an audience that I
    can see

    But still
    the music calls
    and I must dance, even
    if I am the only dancer
    (so far)

    Who knows?
    Maybe though my
    step is weak and clumsy
    it may embolden someone else
    to try.

  2. To write
    a poem, or
    something else that just might
    impress my neighbors I must be
    brilliant

    Dunno
    maybe I’m not
    cut out to be a star
    but words are music dancing in
    my mind

    Each step
    is like a dance
    performed alone onstage
    without an audience that I
    can see

    But still
    the music calls
    and I must dance, even
    if I am the only dancer
    (so far)

    Who knows?
    Maybe though my
    step is weak and clumsy
    it may embolden someone else
    to try.

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