24. November 2007

Questions to Your Own Characters – Character Questionnaires


Many authors delve into the characters of a story before they begin writing it. A little aid to get to know your own characters are characters questionnaires. A list of questions to or about a character. Two of these are available at Gotham Writers’ Workshop:

» Character Questionnaires – Get to Know Your Characters

The first one is structured like a check list. It contains simple questions like “What is your character’s name?”, but also more in-depth questions like “What is her biggest fear? Who has she told this to? Who would she never tell this to? Why?”.

A nice twist has the second collection of questions. It is structured like an interview, so you can interview your own character. :)

These questionnaires are probably not revolutionary, but I think they can come in handy as a source for inspiration.

(via kreativrauschen.de)

Topics: authorshipquestionwriting

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