Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Character Inventory

This week's exercise is to write a character inventory. Start with basic physical characteristics, such as hair and eye color, then go deeper. What are your MC's quirks? Likes and dislikes? Where is he from, who are his parents and what do they do? What about his friends and enemies? A complete character inventory helps to make your MC more real. It helps the writer to add depth when writing a story, and it helps you to stay true to your MC by justifying his words and actions.

Set your timer for 20-30 minutes and try to write a well-thought character inventory.