Being an artist, my world revolves around color, form, and function!
I tend to be methodical, concerned with thoroughness, and attention to detail.
So, this is what I do…to make my characters come to life!
After giving my characters names, I start hunting for photos of people who resembled my characters. I have an idea of what they look like, but they don’t start coming to life until I find images of people who look like…the characters in my head.
Once I find the photos I want, I print them out, cut them to size, and glue them on card stock paper. On the right side of the photos, covered up by my writing pad, I list the name of my character, address, birthday, hair color, eye color, and height.
Then I slide them into a plastic sheet protector, and put them in a three-ring binder.
I dig out this book “The Power of Birthdays, Stars & Numbers – The Complete Personology Reference Guide by Saffi Crawford and Geraldine Sullivan.” Which I purchased from Amazon.com. This book has a wealth of information, on every single birthday.
This is one of my favorite writing tools for character development!
I use it over, and over again!
I read the information, to see if it fits my character. Write it out long hand on a legal pad.
Then staple it together.
Then I slid it behind the photos, inside the plastic sheet protectors, facing out…so I can see it.
I make a list of positive and negative traits for each Zodiac sign. Slide it in the plastic sheet protectors along with the other information.
And now I have everything I need…at the tip of my fingers!