Creating Characters

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.

Character Development – What kind of drunk is your character?

Character Development – What kind of drunk is your character?

What are their opinions on alcohol itself? What about other people drinking alcohol? Have they ever had alcohol? Do they drink occasionally, or often? With friends? Alone? Are they an alcoholic or a recovering alcoholic? Are they susceptible to becoming one? Why do...

Character Development – What is their birthdate?

Character Development – What is their birthdate?

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 history.

Character Development – How do they approach the holidays?

Character Development – How do they approach the holidays?

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...

Character Development – What’s their style of underwear?

Character Development – What’s their style of underwear?

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...

Character Development – What is their current job?

Character Development – What is their current job?

Employment is an important part of a person's life. What is this character's current job? People spend the vast majority of their life working. At least most people do! This has been true since the dawn of time where the primary jobs were hunting and gathering. The...

Character Development – What is their favorite color?

Character Development – What is their favorite color?

Did you know that colors can have different meanings to them and give a hint to a character's personality? Color Psychology is a really fun thing to research. This Link has a simple outline for favorite colors and personalities. If you have some cool links about color...