The characters are what will make your story. You can have the best idea for a book, a great plot, and an unexpected twist or a great world-building, but if you don’t know your characters well enough, this can break your novel. How to get to know your characters by creating a profile?
Make your characters interesting.
By achieving this, you must sit down and jolt down twenty questions about your characters. Here are a few examples of what questions you can ask and take the time to answer them. This is like doing an interview with your character.
What’s your favourite colour?
What music do you listen to?
Yes, this is important music helps express ourselves. Your characters need to be like real people.
Where are you from?
How old you were you when you had your first kiss?
Did you go to the prom?
What was your favourite subject at school?
Tell me about your parents
Favourite thing about your childhood
Childhood is the backbone of our adulthood. Answer this.
Then dive deep into the questions about what your story is about. For example, if your character is a detective in a pursuit to catch a killer, ask questions about that.
Why it’s so important to catch this killer?
How it will impact your life?
Come up with ideas. These questions will help when creating your character arc, which you can read it over here.
I hope you’ll find these questions useful in how to get to know your characters by creating a profile
Happy writing and reading xxx