hair color / eye color?
least favorite food?
favorite school subject?
least favorite school subject?
personality? ( shy, outgoing, gentle, loud )
character traits? ( honest, kind, impatient, etc)
favorite activities? ( sports, music, Scouts, church, etc)
other important information:
This is to get to "know" your character, even if this information is not actually going to be included in your story!
Next, we talked about 5 Ways We Get to Know a Character
- The writer tells directly
- Through the character's words
- Through the character's thoughts & feelings
- Through the character's actions
- Through the response of other characters in the story
Harry was a white dog with black spots who liked everything except...getting a bath. ( Harry the Dirty Dog ) #1
Of course no one had ever seen Mr. Hatch wearing a tie, or smelling of aftershave, or smiling. So he got a lot of attention. Mrs. Weed tripped over her dog. Mr. Dunwoody nearly fell off his ladder. And little Tina Finn spilled all the toys #5
It was a great relief to Heidi to know that the windows could be opened and that one could look out, for she still felt as if she was shut up in prison. ( Heidi) #3