If you stopped by in the beginning of this week, you caught the first part of developing my main character – Amelia. I found these tips and decided to go through them. If you go to the page I got them from, you might notice I have changed/skipped a few but if it doesn’t work for me, I’m just going to move along instead of trying to make it work. I hope that by sharing my process through developing a character, you will get inspired in your writing as well!
4. If your character were an animal, which one would s/he be, and why?
Do the same exercise for:
a piece of music
Oy, i just cannot get ANYTHING for this one! I know I said above I wasn’t trying to follow the tips completely, but I’ve waited almost a week to post this just because of this exercise. But, I’m moving on, I’ve got way too much other work on my book to worry about it =)
5. In which ways would your character behave differently when interacting with –
mother – nervous, apologetic, clumsy, dutiful and daydreams a lot
aunt – a bit clumsy, dutiful, loyal and caring
friend – adventurous, easygoing, caring and loyal
stranger – curious, easygoing, trusting and apologetic
(potential) love – clumsy, daydreams, innocent and shy
6. Write a short poem in your character’s voice.
Colors bright and bold flutter in the breeze
attached to a basket, sturdy and strong.
The colors unfold by several hands pulling, pulling, pulling
until they lay flat against the vivid grass.
Round bubble goggles are snapped on a forehead,
gloves are pulled on and the scarf is tossed across a shoulder.
The adventure of flight is about to begin.
A turn here and kick and shove there and soon a noise fills the air.
The colors expand and start to float above the proud basket.
Soon they shadow everything around, a large cloud of ingenuity.
What glories await up in the sky, hanging aloft in a big
hot air balloon.