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How do you create your characters (process...)

Discussion in 'Writer's Circle' started by Midnight Melody, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Haven

    Haven *Casually walks in* ... Hi... *Casually walks out*

    I think of my characters motive first of all. Then I build a character around all of that. Mainly one that resembles me and my choices
  2. Mikayla

    Mikayla New Member

    I usually start with a basis of what I want my character to be. More often then not, I got inspiration for a character personality before I start writing it. So once I have a very simple base laid out, I create a name and look that goes with the personality. Then I go in and write out 9 traits; 3 positive traits, 3 neutral traits, and 3 negative traits. I usually write a little description of each trait. Once that is done, I’ll then go and write a detailed backstory. After all that, I write down some of the less necessary things about the character (i.e. likes and dislikes, hobbies, educational background, quirks).

    Sometimes, after I finish writing a character, I write a little short story (either a backstory short or just a little hypothetical scenario-based piece) with the character to get a sense of how the character thinks and acts and reacts.

    It’s a process that takes long, but it’s always worked for me.

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