Step 1 Make a list of potential admirable or likeable characteristics
Step 2 Make a list of potential character flaws
Step 3 Make a list of unique energizing, fun, or quirky personality traits that you can think of from people in real life, books, TV shows, movies or wherever
Step 4 - To create a comic character, brainstorm ways to exaggerate some of your characters likeable qualities, flaws, or unique traits
Step 1 Make a list of things you, siblings, children or anyone you know really wanted/desired as a child.
Step 2 Make a list of things that any fictional character might want or desire.
Step 3 Choose from these last 2 brainstorms what your character really wants.
Step 1 Brainstorm relationship, social, political, religious, philosophical, fears or job circumstances that would make it hard or impossible for
your character to obtain what they really want.
Step 2 Choose a likeable quality, flaw, or an item from Exercise 1 that will make it hard for your character to get what they want.
Step 3 Brainstorm desires or qualities that are in direct opposition to your characters admirable or likeable characteristics.
Step 1 Brainstorm any 3 of the following character issues:
Choose and combine character attributes, desires and issues from the previous character brainstorms to build your character.
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