Characterization: Background ~ Family ~ Occupation
Before you start writing make sure you know your characters: Background, Family, & Occupation
Most of these speak for themselves. Type of childhood can create conflict and give the character a chance to grow and overcome this if the early experience were not good. Of course one doesn’t have to fill in all of the blanks but the more blanks that are filled the better. All of these points create your characters.
Type of childhood:
Most important childhood event that still affects him/her:
Relationship with her:
Relationship with him:
How many? Birth order:
Relationship with each:
Children of siblings:
Close? Why or why not?
Again, what the character does for a living will shape his/her perspective on life. If the character lives in a different century, what are their hopes and dreams? Examine how society sees the occupation of the characters.
Where does Character work? For how long?
How does s/he feel about co-workers? Get along with co-workers?
Like his/her job? Why or why not?
Character’s dream job: