I worked on Agnes all day today and I’m about to go back to her, but we’re doing something with Mare that’s really different from anything I’ve done before: Eileen wants character charts, lists of things so that we know each other’s characters better. I don’t do character charts when I write alone because I discover that stuff as I write, and I don’t do them with Bob because he doesn’t care (“That’s back story,” he says, “Do not create any more back story, we’ve got too much back story already”), but Eileen and Krissie are female and they want character. Go figure.
So here are some of things Eileen asked for:
favorite attire choices
what their room looks like (something as a place setter, even, if you
don’t know yet)
idiosyncracies(besides the obvious)(bite nails? pick nose?)
methods of transport
And then I added:
Tarot signifier card?
Favorite TV Show?
Favorite Movie Genre?
Movie star crush? As in, I”ll go see anything with . . .
Creative outlet (Dee’s is painting . . .)
“In a previous life, I was . . . ”
Favorite Buffy character?
Favorite ice cream? Dessert?
Favorite food? Favorite meal?
The thing she’d never do?
The thing she’s always wanted to do?
Childhood toy that’s still in her room?
I don’t know how much help it’s going to be, but it’ll definitely spark discussions over dinner in New York.
And now, back to Agnes . . .
7 thoughts on “Mare 4: Characters, Sharing Of”
Beeker was my favorite muppet. Later I would go on to date geeky smart boy types after I got over my guys in the band period. Go figure.
That’s like the personality inventory I give my coaching clients when they’re having trouble with characterization. Those of us, like you, who know those things instinctively are the lucky ones.
Now I’m really curious. Are you going to post the filled in chart, or do we suffer until publication?? 🙂
LOLOLOL I just found your blog, and that is hilarious. You forgot her favorite barbeque meat and whether she’s a thong girl or a bikini chick. 😉
Those are things even we have trouble identifying!!
Does she like drinks with umbrellas in them, or is she a martini type? (Not that you can’t do both, but not usually at the same time!)
I like Animal he never contributes or helps the story he just screams.
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