Writing Prompt 101 - CharacterWriting Prompt 101More Like This
Note: Many people have asked how I come up with my characters so I figured I would share what I do. This is just an outline and know that you dont have to fill out any and all. Its a guideline. Also note, that though you answer these questions not everything should be included or expected in your writing. This is so you can know your characters intimately and how they would react but not everyone else needs to know some things.
Basic Information is key to the first vital step
Name: (normal, foreign, alien etc)
Age: (2 years, 1000, immortal etc)
Gender: (female, male, transvestite etc)
Race: (human, vampire, alien etc)
Profession: (student, doctor, king, mage etc)
Note: These tell you what your character is but it just scratches the surface to character building
10 Writing Prompts"The purpose of life is to fight maturity." -Dick WerthimerMore Like This
"Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep."-Fran Lebowitz
"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed."-Carl Jung
"Sometimes when you look back on a situation, you realize it wasn't all you thought it was. A beautiful girl walked into your life. You fell in love. Or did you? Maybe it was only a childish infatuation, or maybe just a brief moment of vanity. "-Henry Bromel
"Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love." -Jane Austin
"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered."-Nelson Mandela
"When someone allows you to bear his burdens, you have found deep friendship."
"I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends." - Walt Whitman
"It hurts to find out that what you wanted doesn't match what you
Character Profile FormMore Like This
Meaning of name:
Origin of name:
Socioeconomic level as a child:
Socioeconomic level as an adult:
Most important childhood event that still affects him/her:
Other memories/events that still affects him/her and why/how:
Past failures s/he would be embarrassed to have people know about and why:
Biggest role model:
Biggest disillusions from childhood:
New Character Interview.Welcome! This meme is going to torture interview your new original character. That means I don't wanna see no Danny Phantoms, Invader Zims, or whatever. Why? Because those characters are already developed, silly!More Like This
1. Hello there character, introduce yourself now. Who are you? What do you do? What are you?
2. Ohh! Fascinating! Now tell me, where do you live, who lives with you? I promise I won't hide in your bushes.
3. Hm, interesting. Now I like music, it's one of my favorite things in life. Tell me character, do you like music? And if you could pick one song that fits you what would it be and why?
4. Now tell me some of your fears.
5. Mmhm, mmhm! Now some of these questions are going to be a bit random, but there will still be some serious ones. Can you handle it? Good. Now tell me, what do yo think of when I say platypus?
6. Very interesting. What is your job and how do you like it?
7. Rabbits. React now, now, now!
8. Have you ever ridden a horse? What was it like? Where you scared? W
Blank OC ProfileProfile for:More Like This
>hair style + colour:
>distinguishing marks (dimples, moles, scars, tattoos, birthmarks, etc.):
>jewellery (or glasses, braces etc):
>possessions (i.e. tools, weapons, instruments):
>personality (i.e. Are they a daredevil or cautious?
Do they act the same alone as when with someone?):
>vernacular (way of speaking):
>social and other pressure, problems:
>relationships (with who and what kind, i.e. the main character):
>beliefs, superstition, moral value:
OC Guide-BlankPart 1-About:More Like This
Place of birth/home town:
(Fill out in first person as the character.)
Hey there! What do you have to say, now that you're taking this interview?
That's great! Now, what do you think of the war?
How about global warming?
What about the government?
Splendid. What's your opinion on physics?
And about chemistry?
Who is your hero from history?
Who is a person you know personally that you consider a hero?
Where's the best place that you've traveled?
Why is your name what it is?
What is your favorite color?
If I were to offer you money, would you take it?
Even if it were counterfeit?
How about $1,000 worth of drugs?
How about that much in alcohol?
What about just some alcohol?
What's the worst thing you've ever do