CHARACTER STUDY —
Hopes and dreams, needs and fears.
Are you working on a short story, novel, or memoir? Want to get to know your characters better?
In the style of the popular fill-in-the-blank word game, complete the following "mad libs" for each of your characters, uncovering and articulating what it is that motivates them to live life the way they do:
[Character name] is a [x-year-old] [noun], who lives in [place]. Known for being [adjective] and [adjective], s/he wants nothing more than to [secret dream or life goal]. S/he pretends to be [adjective], when in fact, inside, s/he really feels [adjective]. [Character name]’s biggest fear is [ ]. What [character name] needs is [ ]; the biggest thing getting in the way is [ ].
Need an example? Community Ambassadors show us how it's done! Check out "Cynical"
by Wicked!, "Soul Searching"
by Sherry171, and "A Family in Mesolithic Europe"