When you plan out a story or write a script you will begin to introduce characters. These characters need to have lived their entire lives up until the point where they arrive in your story. You may want to establish these details in advance, as this can help guide you when it comes to finding out how they’ll act towards others, how they’ll react to situations, what their main motivations are, and why.
So how can you go about fleshing out your characters? Here are some tips
Make a checklist!
Ways to expand your character;
Fill out a questionnaire – lots online
Try to imagine their possessions – what and why?
Things to consider;
Character Beliefs and core values
Likes and Dislikes Strengths and FLAWS
What’s their full history?
Family and friends, as well as enemies
Romance Upbringing and education
Best and worst moments in their lives
Hums whilst thinking
Doesn’t understand `personal space`
Pedantic Bites fingernails or OCD
Elsewhere on the show
We mentioned the UK Radio Drama Festival, Chaos Reborn, The Owl Field, Political Art, Roswell BC, Radio Skills for Podcasters, The Knights of the Pledge, and we make a solemn promise to improve our sound quality in the next episode.
If you’re from the internet and have an opinion handy, share it with us at firstname.lastname@example.org