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Question 5 – 50 Unique Questions to Get to Know Your Character

This question may seem basic, but it says a lot about your character’s mindset and what they enjoy.

What is your character’s favorite game and why?

Some people like shooting hoops all day long. Others enjoy doing a thousands-piece puzzle with a cup of tea. One might prefer games purely luck-based, or they like gathering with friends for roleplaying games or video games. These four examples are just some possibilities, and they already hint to a person’s strengths and hobbies.

Follow-Up Questions

  • Who do they like playing it with, or is it single-player?
  • Why do they like this game?

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

Favorite game: Scrabble
What this says: Probably likes games that require skill and/or intelligence, has a wide vocabulary, may or may not enjoy active games and sports

There is a 50CharacterQuestions page now, which can be found here. You can see all the questions in the series so far, as well as some information on what it is.

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(I had no idea what to name this, so bear with me despite the odd title.)

Recently, I made a new category on Words on Key: Writing Tips.

As a random teenager who has never gone to college, published a book, or taught a class, you might be thinking that I am not qualified to give writing advice. And you’d be right.

What I do know about writing is that I love it. Also that I don’t want to only follow the rules of it. The reason I love it is because there are no rules.

When I give writing advice, it might not be what you’ve heard before, and it might not be something you agree with. Because it’ll be about my own thoughts, and there will never be rules, just ideas.

Here’s my first idea.

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