Behind the Scenes: Character Building!

You may have noticed that I didn’t post on Monday.  I got lazy.  Sorry.  But I did post on Saturday and I will post again later this week to catch us up to speed.

Anyway, here is a little character building thing I grabbed from Tumblr.  I’m excited to see what questions you ask and who you want to know more about!  I’m excited to learn more about my own characters, too!

Leave one of my characters and a number (or more) in the comments, and I will answer:

  1. What foods do they love, and what foods do they refuse to eat?
  2. What is their weapon of choice, and what weapon do they dislike using the most?
  3. What is their preferred method of transportation?
  4. Who did they look up to the most as a child? Who do they look up to as an adult?
  5. What kind of weather makes them happy, and what kind makes them sad?
  6. What languages do they speak? Do they have any idiosyncrasies or identifiable patterns of speech, word usages, etc?
  7. What clothing do they like to wear, and what do they wear most often?
  8. Do they eat a healthy diet? A varied one?
  9. As a child, what did they want to be when they grew up? Did they realize their dream?
  10. What makes them feel safe or secure? What makes them feel insecure or unsafe?
  11. What do they do when they need comfort? Do they seek out a person, a food, an activity, etc?
  12. Do they sing or play any musical instruments, even if just for fun? How well?
  13. What decision in their past did they most analyze and fret over after the fact?
  14. What are they like when they are drunk?
  15. Where in their body do they keep stress or tension?
  16. What do they think about where they currently live? If they could move elsewhere, would they?
  17. Do they have any pet peeves or petty dislikes, and how do they react to encountering them?
  18. What foods do they eat most often? Do they enjoy it?
  19. What is their favorite texture?
  20. Do they like to travel? How do they pack and prepare?
  21. How well do they take criticism? How do they react to others noticing their flaws?
  22. What are they like when they get sick? Do they have a particular system (ears, lungs, etc) that illness gravitates to?
  23. What is their favorite drink?
  24. How do they react to being physically injured or undergoing medical treatment?
  25. What do their hands look and feel like?
  26. How much do they eat, and how often? Do they drink appetite suppressants (tea, coffee, etc)?
  27. Do they have children? Do they want children? What names would they choose?
  28. What is a gift that they have received that was especially touching or significant?
  29. How do they arrange or decorate their living space?
  30. Do they have any allergies or chronic conditions?

3 Comments on “Behind the Scenes: Character Building!

    • OOO I like that you picked Annie because she is probably my least known character! I have plans for her one day, but I should probably know more about her before then, huh?

      –What makes them feel safe or secure? What makes them feel insecure or unsafe?

      Annie likes being on her own. As a late in life baby, Penny and Finn already had a lot on their plate when Annie came along so she was left to her own devices more often than not. She feel very exposed and uncomfortable when confronted directly. She prefers being able to cultivate a persona before venturing into the unknown.

      –What do they do when they need comfort? Do they seek out a person, a food, an activity, etc?

      When she gets nervous, Annie tends to retreat into herself. She’s an actress at heart and she feels safer as another person. She puts on tough front or becomes someone else. It’s why she and her imaginary friend get along so well!

      –Do they sing or play any musical instruments, even if just for fun? How well?

      I have this vague idea that she plays the piano…or she will at least. Poor kids don’t get to play instruments and I have not explored her much as a teen yet.

      –How well do they take criticism? How do they react to others noticing their flaws?

      Well, she’s a bit of a diva so not well on either account!

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