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Old 11-05-2007, 03:34 AM View Post #11 (Link)
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I also have a habit of drawing them. They become a lot easier to describe.
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:19 AM View Post #12 (Link)
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Originally Posted by Rafael Domination View Post
I either make up my own, or steal from others, and upgrade them to the point where they become my own!
Ditto, I second this statement!
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:42 PM View Post #13 (Link)
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Originally Posted by Rafael Domination View Post
I also have a habit of drawing them. They become a lot easier to describe.
Hear, hear. Sometimes when I don't feel like drawing, I just google whatever existing characters' images there are (Mostly Anime)...

Yeah, I agree with Carraka and Rafael_Domination... Biographies are good too, so that you won't forget certain details about your characters and confusing your reader. I'm so guilty of that... (ex: I thought he was clumsy, why is he dancing 'gracefully' with her now?) Unless, of course, it's on purpose.

Hmm... My characters are mostly inspired by television shows, stuff that I read... I give out surveys to friends and anyone who's bored, to get ideas... Works surprisingly well for me.

I go online (msn) and ask bored people (a lot of those recently) to role play with me as whoever they wanna be. Might be pointless sometimes (you often go hyper) but it's fun!

And I also go 'profile-hopping'. You know, all those websites dedicated to certain movies, books, shows...? They have character profiles, all neatly done and often very, very detailed (fans are always detailed). I just pick what I like.

I often focus on the characters more than I do on the plot, so I can 'edit' the character however I want, without really thinking about what the consequences on the plot might be.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:14 PM View Post #14 (Link)
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Originally Posted by Me_Lia View Post
I go online (msn) and ask bored people (a lot of those recently) to role play with me as whoever they wanna be. Might be pointless sometimes (you often go hyper) but it's fun!
I do something like that with one of my friends. We call it "msn phone". Basically we make two random characters up and then we start talking like we're those two characters on the phone. It can turn out to be just plain stupid but is at times inspiring!
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Old 11-22-2007, 12:29 PM View Post #15 (Link)
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Usually, I think of a friend and describe her as one of my characters. Apart from the name, everything is similar.
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I actually base them off of people I know, but give them a little name-change. Simple as that.
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I get ideas from movies, books, people I know and other cultures. Sometimes, I just create a conflict and what I want the moral to be, and base a character around that. ;
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I usually intend to base them off of someone, but then they (this sounds weird...) come alive and create themselves, although they have certain traits similar to those of the person they were originally based off of. It's weird. Gandalf the White probably thinks I'm a psycho, because I told him that I imagine conversations with my characters.
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