Tag Archives: character development

Practical Prompt 8-23-17

Today we’ll continue looking into our characters’ pasts. Are your characters lying to themselves about something? If so, what are the lies? Are your characters afraid of other people learning about their pasts?

Practical Prompt 8-16-17

Last week you began a deep dive into your characters pasts, this week lets keep exploring. Ask yourself what was the most traumatic event that happened to your characters before the story began. How did they act at the time of the trauma? How long ago was the trauma? How does the event still affect them today?

Practical Prompt 8-9-17

Over the next month we’re going to delve more into your characters’ backstories and the past events that shaped the characters’ motivations, personalities and sense of morality. The things that your characters experienced in their lives before your story begins will affect how they act throughout your story.

To start, ask yourself whether or not your characters like themselves. What happened in their pasts that led them dislike or like who they are now?