40 Days of Worksheets – Day 27

ramonagravitarWorksheet #27 – 50 Questions about your Lead Character

 The following questions are intended to make you think about your character from different perspectives. Your responses can be as short or as long as you wish.

  1. Prior to the events of the story, what would be a typical day in the life of your Lead Character?
  2. What was the worst Day in your Lead Character’s life?
  3. What was the best day?
  4. What does he like best about himself?
  5. What would he like to change?
  6. Where is his happy or peaceful place?
  7. Who had the most influence on him as a child?
  8. Who would be his personal hero or someone he tries to model?
  9. What was his young childhood (before school) like?
  10. Was he rebellious as a teenager?
  11. Who is his confidant?
  12. What does he most regret from his past?
  13. Has he ever lost a loved one (family, friend, lover) to death?
  14. How does he feel about his looks/body?
  15. Where does he go to relax/hang out?
  16. What place does he avoid and why?
  17. Has he ever loved and lost?
  18. What is his pet peeve?
  19. What is his home like?
  20. Is he neat or messy?
  21. What is his fashion style?
  22. What is his greatest fear?
  23. What would he say is his greatest flaw?
  24. Is he trustworthy?
  25. Is he an optimist or a pessimist?
  26. What kind of parent is he/would he be?
  27. Does he have any cherished possessions?
  28. When under stress, what does he do to cope?
  29. What is his family/cultural background?
  30. Is he an introvert or extrovert?
  31. What is his overall state of health?
  32. How would someone meeting him describe him (physically & personality)?
  33. What outside-of-work subject/s fascinate him?
  34. What are his beliefs about ghosts, miracles, paranormal, etc.?
  35. Would he describe himself as content with his life?
  36. Does he miss someone?
  37. Who was/is the love of his life?
  38. How would his neighbors describe him?
  39. Is he dependable? Sentimental? Empathetic? Emotional?
  40. What/who has he walked away from?
  41. What does he dislike about his life?
  42. Does he hold any grudges?
  43. Has he ever done anything he (or someone else) considers unforgiveable?
  44. Would he say his career is headed in the right direction?
  45. If he had a groundhog day, what day would he want to relive over and over?
  46. What day in his life would he like to change?
  47. Does he care what other people think about him?
  48. Is he a good co-worker or partner?
  49. What makes him proud about himself?
  50. Given the choice, would he retire to a cabin in the mountains, a cottage at the seashore, a penthouse in a high-rise, or a farmhouse in the country?

 Please note: All worksheets posted are my original work and intellectual property. I ask that you share the links on social media, and you are welcome to share the worksheets with your critique groups and writing friends with credit given. That being said, these worksheets—despite being posted on the Internet—may not be copied, distributed, or published as anyone’s work but mine. In short: sharing is good, plagiarism is bad.

Disclaimer #2: You may post your completed worksheet if you’d like, but please remember that, by doing so, you are sharing your ideas with all of the Internet. You’ve been warned.

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