We live in an age where we think we know someone if we can remember his or her name. This leaves us with an unacceptably low standard from which to describe the actions of our characters.
- Know Your Characters
Identify your a characters’ goals, motivation, and obstacles. Understand their personalities, or you won’t visualize the conflict and emotion that is necessary to bring your story to life. Dig deep into different aspects of their character. They can’t be interesting in your story until after they’ve become interesting in your mind.
Here are some important information categories that will help you know your character.
Your most important characters need the fullest development of information.
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Character Development Chart
Secrets: (what he or she would never do)
Skills & Status
Normal Speaking Tone:
Speaking Style: (boisterous, spontaneous)
Favorite Phrases: (I can do that. The sun don’t always shine.)