Thursday, April 19, 2012

Birthmarks (Appearance Question 1 of 10)

So lately I've been working on a new writing project and dealing with all the basics: What's my plot? Who's my main character? Who makes up my supporting cast?

Some people can think up a character with unique characteristics and history on the spot, but I'm not one of those people. In the interest of getting my own creative juices running and adding depth to my protagonist, I've been coming up with a bunch of questions to ask myself about my characters. Typically when I think appearance I think Height, Hair Color, Eye color, Facial hair, Build, etc...

Here's a few others . . .


(Appearance Question 1 of 10)

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Does He/She have one?

Not everyone has a birth mark, but I've never met someone who didn't know.

If yes, where is it? How big is it? What color: Red, Brown, Purple? Is it raised or flat?

 Do they like the mark or do they they try to hide it?
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Is that awkward hairstyle or constant long sleeves hiding something or does he/she wear the mark with pride and fondness?

Finally, I would add moles and freckles under the heading of birthmarks. Does he/she have an awkward mole? Freckles they love or hate?

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Lets humanize our characters. Thoughts?  
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