Character Development: Zodiac Traits – Aquarius

Aquarius with text

I’m starting a new blog series on character development using Zodiac Traits.

It’s my favorite writing tool…to create living, breathing characters that jump off the page. After giving my characters a name and finding images of what my characters look like (not necessarily in that order all the time.) I give them a birthday.

Then I start searching for Zodiac Traits.

Pinterest is a great place to get information on Zodiac Traits. Check out my board AQUARIUS ~ Character Development: Zodiac Traits

https://www.pinterest.com/MMAlexander15/aquarius-~-character-development-zodiac-traits/

Aquarius negative keywords with text

I start with negative and positive keywords for each Zodiac sign. 

These negative keywords are very helpful for character development. Especially for developing your antagonist or a character that’s not so nice. You can use several of these negative keywords, sprinkled with a few positive keywords to create a living, breathing antagonist. People are complex, no one is all bad or all good. Creating an antagonist that has some good qualities makes them scarier…in my opinion.  

Characters need layers, depth…that’s what makes them real.

Aquarius positive keywords with text

These positive keywords are very helpful in developing your protagonist, side kicks and mentors, sprinkled with a few negative keywords and you have a living, breathing character with flaws. Someone people can relate to.

Zodiac Traits

Then I dig deeper with this book  “The Power of Birthdays, Stars & Numbers – The Complete Personology Reference Guide by Saffi Crawford and Geraldine Sullivan.” 

I love this book!

It has information, on every single birthday.

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Here’s a look inside

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My character Gwen Harris

 The Power of Birthdays, Stars & Numbers – The Complete Personology Reference Guide by Saffi Crawford and Geraldine Sullivan.

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My character Sarah Adams

The Power of Birthdays, Stars & Numbers – The Complete Personology Reference Guide by Saffi Crawford and Geraldine Sullivan.

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Hope this is helpful!

Pisces is next

Thanks for stopping by!

 

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2 thoughts on “Character Development: Zodiac Traits – Aquarius

  1. Laura Roberts

    What a great idea! I’m sure I’ve seen this book before… If it’s the one I’m thinking of, it also has relationship predictions based on you and your lover’s birthdays, which is super interesting. I may have to invest in a copy of my own. 🙂

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