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[*] posted on 9/20/2012 at 03:25 PM
Good Advice about Character Development

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[*] posted on 9/20/2012 at 09:25 PM

Not bad. I would also add what kind of smell might waft from a person--a soapy, detergent smell, oily (as in a mechanic-type guy), heavily perfumed, be it flowery, musk, peppermint, fruitish, or some other exotic fragrance, or aftershave.

How about their favorite foods--junk, health, veggie, sweet or whatever.

Favorite colors--what they drive--showy, expensive cars, economy, sports model, hybrid. Maybe the guy rides nothing but a moped. Maybe a woman has an old pick-up with a gun rack in the cabin window.

What kind of pet? A gal who likes dogs or cats is not so unusual, but how about one who loves snakes, lizards, or has a pet tortoise?

Lots of ways to show nuance and personality quirks. That's what's fun about drafting characters.

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