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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CHARACTER

Honour the miraculousness of the ordinary.

Andrew Motion

Interviewing is a fun way to get to know your main character or yourself, for that matter, if you’re writing a memoir.  Don’t forget to record your answers in your writer’s notebook.

TEN QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR TEEN CHARACTER

  1. What is your biggest fear?
  2. What was your most embarrassing moment?
  3. Who do you most admire and why?
  4. How is your upbringing different from that of your friends?
  5. What do you dream about?
  6. Who is your best friend and what makes that person special?
  7. If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?
  8. What do you like most about yourself?
  9. What do you like least about yourself?
  10. What do you want most in the whole world?

Writing Prompt

Write a scene in which your protagonist demonstrates a character trait you discovered in the above interview.

Join me tomorrow for more inspiration and helpful writing ideas.

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