Interview Your Characters!!

Hi Guys, it’s Vika.

Since summer vacation has started for me, I have written out a few writing goals:

  1. Generate more experiences and material
  2. Post for you guys at least once each week
  3. Meet with fellow kid writers face to face
  4. Write a draft of the story I want to eventually publish

To anyone who doesn’t have anything in mind over break,  I strongly recommend using some of your free time to work on a writing project this summer.  I hope I am not the only one who has more time now…..

Anyway, I started working on my story and noticed that I was struggling with the exposition.  Then I noticed that I didn’t know what the climax was.  Or the ending, really.  Part of this was due to the fact that I had no idea who my main character was as a person.  I am still figuring out her dreams, motives, skills, and view on life.

So, born from all of my suffering was the not so unique idea of a character questionnaire.  You know, a bunch of questions the character has to answer honestly in their normal speech, language, and dialect.  Sounds fun, right?  Maybe not so practical, but I don’t know yet and ya’ll are invited to find out with me.  I found some links online for questionnaires meant to help people talk about themselves.  What I’m doing, and what I suggest anyone else with this problem does, is pretend you are this character and take these quizzes to your heart’s desire.  Here they are:

Job Interview:

National Geographic Kids Personality Quizzes:

Tween Personality Quiz:


If you aren’t sure about a question, skip it or make something up!  That’s what I’ve been trying to do.  I’ll tell you where this winds up!

Have fun!



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