How do you flesh out characters?

Discussion in 'Fiction Writing' started by mirky, May 14, 2019.

  1. mirky

    mirky New Member

    Just curious! I try to complete the Myers-Briggs test as them, and then do super short flash fiction pieces from their lives. It's fun and good practice definitely
  2. notaubs

    notaubs New Member

    I love character creation more than I do writing stories with them sometimes. There's so much you can do! Apart from personality tests, which I definitely do, too, you can attack it from more abstract ways — making a playlist that suits their personality, a Pinterest board with images that suit their aesthetic or just remind you of them in general, you can try to flesh out their physical appearance by "casting" them with real actors or models. Sometimes when I'm out of ideas, I make up a random birthday for a character and use the zodiac stereotypes for that birthday as a base for the character.

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