Monday, May 23, 2011

How To Make A Character

Sometimes, the greatest part of a book is the people. In many great novels, the characters are probably the most important part of a story. If one of them dies, that has a HUGE impact on the story, making it more powerful and deep. But it is very hard to make a good character. SAM TO THE RESCUE!
First, ask yourself these questions to make your character.

  •  Are you an optimist or a pessimist?
  • How old are you really? Forget your biological age. Are you a playful 7 year old? 
  • What is your biggest fear?
  • What is your smallest fear?
  • What is something you know most about? (Computers? Animals? Fishing? Sports? Mermaids?)
  • What are things you would like to do before he dies?
  • Things you would want for Christmas that don't cost money?
  • Things you thinks the world could do without?
  • What is your favorite color? Why?

    Answer them, and there's your character! It can be based on you, a friend, a family member or someone you don't even know! After you're done, make a drawing of him/her, use your imagination! Good luck on writing your masterpiece. Hope I helped!

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