When I think about writing a short fiction story, I first decide what the story will be about. I also plan where it will take place. What will happen. And most importantly, who it will happen too. It can be hard to find the right character or situation. Here are some tips to help you get started.
1. Write about your knowledge.
This is a well-known saying that is important for all writers, but it is even more relevant when it comes characters. If you don’t have a relationship with your character, it can be difficult to see how they will react to certain situations. It is one of my favourite things to do. Although it may sound a bit stalker-like, it’s actually just for research purposes and I don’t follow people home. I observe people in different situations, whether they are at restaurants, shopping malls, or driving down the highway. How can they avoid conflict? How can they get along with others? Do they seem shy? Outgoing? What would they do if the following happened?
This information will help you create a new character in your story. This will help you to write about a shy person when you’re writing about them in a particular situation. You just need to get into the habit to notice people in all situations, from the most mundane to the most stressful.
2. To write it, you must see it.
How do you describe your character in a story? So that I can refer to it when I describe a character’s attributes to my readers, I keep a photo from a magazine or on the internet handy. How long is their hair? Do their hairs cover their eyes? What happens when they smile Is their facial expression affected by different situations? What is the effect of different situations? These are crucial questions to answer. It can be useful to draw your character from someone you know, or someone you see often, in order to pinpoint these traits.
3. Define your character.
Which type of person are you? What are their deepest desires? What are their dreams about at night? What type of people are they drawn to? Your story will be shaped by how you define your character. Even the simplest of mannerisms can make a difference in the eyes of your reader. It can be hard to tell the reader if your character is a good person or not if you don’t understand their inner workings. Because you will be writing about your characters, you need to know all you can about them. It is essential that you live out their lives on your computer screen.
It is essential to learn everything you can about your characters before you start looking for them in your fiction. Even small characters need to be understood. What would their reactions be to a particular situation? Are they able to react appropriately to the situation? What are their morals and values? These steps will help you get started in creating your characters. You can learn a lot from watching other people go about their day and get a better understanding of your character. You can model your characters after people you have met and get to know their behavior patterns and mannerisms. Keep in mind that not all people are good or evil in real life so you should reflect this in your character. You can give them a side that is nice or hurtful, if they are an evil villain. This will help you to develop inner conflict with them and allow your story the chance to grow.