I’m excited to say I’ve added a new spreadsheet to my box of writing tools.
Getting to know new characters, or even existing characters, is exciting.
For each scene, I ask the POV character the following questions and then answer in their first person voice:
- How did you get into the predicament you’re in?
- What do you want?
- Why do you want it?
- How did you feel when (insert disaster or setback here) happened?
- What are you going to do next?
The questions open my mind to new ideas and remind me to keep character personalities consistent.
Do you ask your characters questions to get to know them?
Thanks for reading . . .