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Question 4 – 50 Unique Questions to Get to Know Your Character

This question, while not describing your character as a whole, will be an immense help deciding what they say and do in the story.

What mood is your character in?

We all have bad days. When your story begins, is the character in a better or worse mood than usual? (Keep reading this series — Question #38 can help answer this!) Depending on the length of the story, their mood can change a lot, which brings us to the follow-up questions.

Follow-Up Questions

  • How does their mood affect the story?
  • How does the story affect their mood?

Character Profile

Memoir title: My Boring Life
What this says: Sarcastic, doesn’t think their life has anything worth writing a memoir about, probably doesn’t really want to write a memoir anyway

Question they get asked the most: “Why aren’t you at school?”
What this says: Is (or at least looks) under 18, often doesn’t go to school — maybe homeschooled, skips class, can’t go for some reason…

If found dropped $50, they would: Take it
What this says: Might need it, might not; the other options might not have even crossed their mind

Current mood: Good
What this says: Something good might have just happened to them

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A teenager obsessed with words of all kinds. When I’m not reading or writing, I like drawing, musical theatre, and D&D.

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