Creating 3D Characters: Week 3

Week 3: Interview Your Character

Interviewing my character has probably been the most insightful exercise so far.  Wow.  I wrote her answers to the interview questions as if no one would ever read them.  I write much better when I am pretending no one will read it.  I don’t want to write what I think you should read/hear.  I want to write how it really is.  How it really is can sometimes be uncomfortable to express.  I did great on this assignment because I didn’t hold back.  I handwrote the interview, so I am not posting it here.  I will, however, give you some idea of interview questions.

Interview the Character twice.  Round 1: Let your character answer the question however your character would.  If it feels like a question your character would avoid, let them come up with a creative way to evade it.   Round 2: No lying policy.  Your character MUST answer every question honestly.

  1. Who are you?magglass1
  2. How do you think others see you?
  3. How do you see yourself?
  4. What information about you would surprise others if they found out?
  5. What secrets do you have?
  6. What makes you happy?
  7. What makes you sad?
  8. What event in your life would you consider your lowest point?
  9. What is your greatest fear?
  10. What prejudices do you harbor?
  11. What goals and aspirations do you have in life?
  12. Describe yourself in 6 words or less

Homework Assignment: Write a scene with dialogue between 2 characters