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When you feel you have lost everything, you still have
- unexpected kindness in strangers
- the rest of the world to travel
- languages to learn
- animals to take care of
- volunteer work to do
- the power of a good night’s rest
- the changing of seasons
- infinite things to learn
- billions of people to meet and possibly love
- billions of people who might love you back
Needed this today
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Mount Richmond Forest Park, New Zealand by Owen Spargo
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Anonymous asked: Do you have any tips on writing a character that's nothing like you?
How do you write a character you don’t relate to?
Writing characters you don’t relate to can be hard sometimes, but it can result in a really great thing. By creating a character that’s just nothing like you, you’re not tied to any preconceived characteristics or habits, which makes it easier for you to create an original, individual person. I’ve found myself completely ruining characters because I had envisioned them being someone else that existed in my life and then couldn’t resist the temptation to have them do something that’s completely irrelevant or even contrary to the plot, just because that’s something the person I took inspiration from would do. With this being said, I think you shouldn’t be scared of creating a character that’s nothing like you! You should even be excited!
You can try reading guides on how to create original characters for further help. Indeed, these are often aimed at roleplayers, which may or may not be your case, but they will help you to create a character from scratch.
In order to effectively create a character that’s nothing like you, I’d say you should be focused on giving them a past, a personality, a cultural background, habits, etc. Anything that gives them depth and consistence is important. These things are often all connected, as our personality and our habits is defined by those who brought us up, the environment around us while we grew up and the events that influenced us growing up,
To better envision this character, I recommend you keep a biography or a list of bullet points that feature the most important things about your characters. These are useful for you to get to know your character, as well as for you to go back to when you’re writing their story and need to check some fact on their past or personality.
Lastly, if you feel like you can’t write a character that’s nothing like you, try making a list of things in which you and your character are different and similar. Maybe you’ll find some things in which you’re actually similar, which might help you understand your character better, and you’ll also understand your differences and how they play out.
Filling out character sheets or answering character development questions is also a very good way to get to know your characters, and you can find lots of those here.