Hampton Roads Writers
Look in today's newspaper. Find a character in one of the articles who sparks your imagination. Write down everything you know about this person.
Now, make up the answers to the following questions about this character:
Children, if any, and their ages
Living Arrangements (with whom, where, in what type of place)
Degree of skill at occupation (beginner, expert, experienced but a bumbler, etc)
Character's feelings about his occupation
Family Background (ethnicity, siblings' and parents' names, social status, political affiliation, mental status, educational background, religion, habits, pet peeves, etc.)
Is this someone around whom you might like to build a scene or story?
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