Monday, December 3, 2012

The Power of Three

One of the hardest things to write is good characters, all of them. How many times have you read a book and only one or two or three characters have any life to them? The rest are just...there?
Do you have trouble filling out your characters?
Have you tried the Power of Three for your characters?

Try these ideas on ALL your characters:

Three wishes
Three fears
Three flaws
Three heroic qualities




Here are ones I did for my MC, Angelica:

Three wishes:
To be a normal girl
For her dad to not have to work so much
Get her sister out of an abusive relationship

Three fears:
She really is a serial killer
She will lose her family
She is a monster

Three flaws:
Set herself up to be unlovable so no one else dies
Distrustful
Chooses to be a wallflower

Three heroic qualities:
Loyal
Brave
Smart

Now your turn.
Choose one category and share with us in comments! 
Or if that is too hard, tell us your favorite character.

3 comments:

Bruce Luck said...

Okay, I'll try this. My MC is a dog. His 3 wishes are to communicate with his human, to help his human get over a crisis, and to get more Doggie Delights dog treats.

Julie Daines said...

My character's three wishes are: 1-to be in a best-selling novel; 2-to be quoted by millions; 3-to be in a movie.

Oh wait...

Taffy said...

How different both of your MCs are! Julie, is your MCs name JULIE? :)