Choosing and Creating Characters.

Homework reading and discussion.

What makes people different?

Age, height, width, hair colour, nationality,  ???????

Do differing people do different things?

What changes mental process?

Do people hide/shield their real selves from view?

How can we make our characters LIVE, VIBRANT and INTERESTING?

 Discussion………….

Exercise.

Around 150-200 words

Choose a person/character.

Write their attributes and profile.

Describe age, looks, aspirations,

Is Background, back story important?

What else is needed?

HINT. Graham Greene, paraphrased, said – The character is the plot.

Hint ii. Something has been given or is happening to your character;

 how did it arise, what is effect, what are likely consequences?

Use whatever POV you wish, just remember, you are the writer.

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