Along with the name, age, and birthplace, here are some characteristics you might want to think about:
· Physical description (any scars, a limp, etc?)
· Family background: (financial & social status, get along w/parents etc.?)
· Marital Status/children/pets?
· Moral standards:
· Extrovert or introvert?
· Taste in music, books, food:
· Character traits (strongest and weakest):
· Philosophy of life:
And digging a little deeper to help with your plotline:
· What does he/she care about so much he/she would risk everything for?
· Character flaw:
· Present Problem:
· How will it get worse? (obstacles/antagonist)
· How will character solve it?
· Has a secret?
· An object associated with? (i.e. luck rabbit’s foot, smokes a smelly cigar, likes white roses, etc.
Do you create a character profile or do you let him/her develop as you write? What characteristics do you like to establish when developing your character?
|A native Montanan, Heidi M. Thomas now lives in North-central Arizona where she blogs, teaches writing, and edits. Her first novel, Cowgirl Dreams, is based on her grandmother, and the sequel, Follow the Dream, won the national WILLA Award. The next book in the series, Dare to Dream, will be published in May 2014. Heidi has a degree in journalism and a certificate in fiction writing.|