The best characters out there are ones that feel like real people. Little details make a huge difference in creating a well rounded, realist character. Sometimes, though, we have trouble thinking of unique traits outside of the same old basics! Use these prompts and questions as a tool to develop the style, personality, and lives of your cast.
When is your character's birthday? Not only will you have a date to do something interesting with, you could also research their astrology or star chart for ideas to use for their personality or background...
When we think about Holidays, we're usually only considering the setting for events and atmosphere. Often neglecting how the holidays in general, or even specific ones might affect the moods, feelings, and opinions of the characters involved. In this exercise, detail...
What does your character wear to bed? Pajamas? Shirts? Nothing at all?
Did you know that the kind of underwear you choose reflects a part of your personality? What kind of underwear do YOU wear? Why do you wear that style or cut? Do you like wearing boxers so you can feel more relaxed? Do you wear lacy black panties to feel sexy? Do you...
Does your character have siblings? Describe them!
How would your character react to a surprise pregnancy?
Does your character have any pets?
How does your character behave at parties?
What is you character's most painful memory?
How does your character handle being approached by a stranger at a bar?
What are five songs that would be on your character's music playlist?
If your character was taken to the hospital, whose number would be at the top of their emergency contact list? You never know when you might have an accident - and that is no different for our characters. Who would be the top of the list for your character? Would it...