Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Writing for Young People Character Profile

In our February session, we put together a profile of a young person who could be central to a story for a young audience. Here are the questions to answer to create your own character. This information will all provide a background to your story.

  1. Name
  2. Age
  3. Place of Birth
  4. Where did your character grow up?
  5. What schooling did your character have?
  6. Who are/were your character’s parents (or guardians etc)?
  7. Does s/he have any siblings or family life?
  8. Does your character have a job?
  9. What physical characteristic would someone notice? (e.g. long legs/red hair)
  10. Does your character have a special friend?
  11. What kind of music does s/he like?
  12. Does your character have any special powers?
  13. What is/was your character’s nickname at school?
  14. Do they have any hobbies?
  15. What job would they like to do?
  16. Would they want to go to university/college?
  17. What is their favourite food/drink?
  18. What is the best thing they have done so far?
  19. What is the worst thing they have done so far?
  20. Does your character have a disability? (e.g. stuttering, physical disability)
  21. Who is your character’s closest grown-up friend?
  22. Does your character have any irritating habits? (e.g. picking their nose, rubbing their hands together)
  23. What is their favourite word/expression?
  24. What is their goal in life?
  25. Is there anything else that will make up the character?

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