Step 5: For the last step of creating my Character File, I organize all the notes I’ve been gathering about my character in the second file folder at the back. I type them up and make an official reference I can look at over and over and over again as I create my story.
I staple my character’s interview on the right side across the top in the front folder for a handy reference.
Page 1: Interview
Yes, I had my writing buddy, Nancy I. Sanders, interview me. Some of the things she already knew about me, like my favorite toy is Pink Piggy and my favorite blanket is Mr. Fuzzy. Other things she discovered during the interview were things such as my main personality flaw is that if I stay up past my bedtime, I get grumpy.
Here’s my Official Interview:
Origin of Name: Humphrey Bogart
Hair Color: Orange tiger with white tummy and paws
Height: Tall enough to stand up and reach halfway up the fridge
Weight: 26 1/2 pounds (Yes, that’s right!)
Address: On the couch next to the window overlooking the birdfeeder
Date/place of birth: Adopted from Petsmart in March of 2006, originally named Tigger
Family Background: Hangs out with the Sanders
Food: Tuna fish
Toy: Pink Piggy
Blanket: Mr. Fuzzy
Best Friend: Jeff Sanders (he’s got the warmest lap)
Chews on his toenails, sleeps on his back, likes to toss a snack bag of frozen corn in the air and chase after it.
Strengths: Cute and adorable
Bad Habits: Stalks dog and attacks her like a lioness bringing down an antelope… Waits until dog is asleep on couch, sneaks up and licks dog on face, scares dog so dog jumps down, and then he takes over warm spot for nap.
Personality Flaws: If he stays up past his bedtime he gets grumpy
Enemies: The UPS mailman