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    Parker Hankins
    @parker

    This is a list of questions to help develop your characters and give them a unique voice. Of course, you don’t have to answer them all.

     

    Name:

    Background:

    Birthday:

    Place of birth:

    Parents:

    What was important to the people who raised him:

    Siblings:

    Economic/social status growing up:

    Ethnic background:

    Places lived:

    Education:

    Favorite subject in school:

    Special training:

    Jobs:

    Travel:

    Friends:

    How do people view this character:

    Lives with:

    Fights with:

    Spends time with:

    Wishes to spend time with:

    Who depends on him and why:

    What people does he most admire:

    Enemies:

    Overall outlook on life:

    Does this character like himself:

    What, if anything, would he like to change about his life:

    Optimistic/pessimistic:

    Real/pretended:

    Morality level:

    Confidence level:

    How is he viewed by others:

    Physical appearance:

    Body type:

    Eyes:

    Nose:

    Mouth:

    Hair:

    Skin:

    Voice:

    What people notice first:

    How would he describe himself:

    Characteristics:

    Personality type (irritable, positive, sad):

    Strongest/weakest character traits:

    How can the flip side of his strong point be a weakness:

    How much self-control and self-discipline does he have:

    What makes him irrationally angry:

    What makes him cry:

    Fears:

    Talents:

    What people like best about him:

    Interests and favorites:

    Typical expressions:

    When happy:

    When angry:

    When frustrated:

    When sad:

    Mode of behavior:

    Laughs or jeers at:

    Ways to cheer up this person:

    Ways to annoy this person:

    Hopes and dreams:

    How does he see himself accomplishing these dreams:

    What’s the worst thing he’s ever done to someone and why:

    Greatest success:

    Biggest trauma:

    What does he care about most in the world:

    Does he have a secret:

    If he could do one thing and succeed at it, what would it be:

    He is the kind of person who:

    What do you love most about this character:

    Why will the reader sympathize with this person right away:

    How is the character ordinary or extraordinary:

    How is his situation ordinary or extraordinary:

    Core Need:

    Corresponding psychological maneuver (delusions, obsessions, compulsions, addictions, denials, hysterical ailments, hypochondria, illnesses, behaviors harming the self, behavior harming others, manias, and phobias):

    Anecdote (defining moment):

    History:

    Living in a world of mystery and dangerous predicaments while working with the AWESOME Meraki's.

    #39371
    Evelyn
    @evelyn

    Thank you – this will help for brainstorming!

    #39372
    Parker Hankins
    @parker

    My pleasure, @evelyn!

    Living in a world of mystery and dangerous predicaments while working with the AWESOME Meraki's.

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