Narrative writing characters
How to develop characters for a narrative story
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Narrative writing characters
To convince readers that yourcharacter is real, the first stepis to convince yourself!You need to create a CharacterMap for your maincharacters...this way you willknow all about them!
Character MapOn a blank sheet fill in as muchinformation you canFollow these 4 steps for each ofyour characters
1. Character’s NameThink of an exciting name foryour characterTry to make it original! Not the name of someone in your class...
2. What does the character look like?Use fabulous WOW wordsDescribe as much of theirappearance as possibleincluding if they are human ornot!
3. How does the character act?What is their personality like?Some helpful descriptive words:adventurous, afraid, ambitious, arrogant, bad, bold, bossy, brainy, brave, brilliant, calm,careful, careless, charming, cheerful, childish, cowardly, cruel, curious, demanding,depressed, dishonest, eager, easygoing, energetic, evil, faithful, fearless, foolish,friendly, funny, gentle, giving, gloomy, graceful, greedy, guilty, happy, healthy, helpful,honest, hopeful, imaginative, impatient, impolite, innocent, inventive, intelligent,jealous, kind, lazy, lonely, loving, loyal, lucky, mature, mean, mysterious, nervous, nice,noisy, obedient, peaceful, pleasant, polite, poor, proud, quiet, responsible, rough,rowdy, rude, sad, scared, selfish, serious, shy, silly, sly, smart, sneaky, spoiled, strange,sweet, talented, thoughtful, thoughtless, trusting, trustworthy, unfriendly, unhappy,upset, warm, weak, wicked, wise, worried, zany...Include strengths and weaknessesAny other details???
4. How does this character act with the other charactersHow do other characters react to thischaracter?Do they all like this character?Is this character the Villain?
Complete this process for allyour characters