Some writers make extensive lists of their characters good and bad points, their idiosyncrasies, their history, their sexual experiences and on and on. I know I should do that, but I don’t. I start to write a story about the character. On and on, things happening, people talking – slowly I discover the person. I can’t recommend this way – it leads to too much rewrite.
In any case here’s a simple way to reveal your characters:
- Reaction (what does the character do, when somebody does something to them.)
by discovering what the character
- Is afraid of
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