Prompt: Know Your Character

Here is the prompt.

Choose a famous character, let’s say Scooby-doo.

List 5 things Scooby-doo can’t get enough of.  List 1 thing he can do without.


  1. Food
  2. Dressing up in costumes
  3. Napping
  4. Hanging with Shaggy
  5. Practical jokes on the gang


1. Monsters

Do the same exercise with your own character.

The question is not how long did it take you or hard it was to come up with your character’s 6 answers.  The question is how sure are you that the answers are right.  If you are unsure, then maybe you need to spend more time investigating your main character’s psyche.