Character Interview – A Worksheet For Beginners

If you’re looking for a starting point for creating a character, you will enjoy this worksheet. Lee White’s character interview will kickstart your journey into your character’s past.

If you are looking for more in-depth questionnaires, please have a look at these:

  1. The Only Character Questionnaire You Need to Complete
  2. 127 Prompts To Finish Before You Write About Yourself (Or Any Character)
  3. Character Questionnaire – How Well Do You Know Your Hero?

If you’re looking for questionnaires with a twist, read these:

  1. 15 Questions Authors Should Ask Characters
  2. 7 Useful Lists To Help You Create A Character
  3. Proust’s Questionnaire – 35 Questions Every Character Should Answer

We found the questionnaire here: SCBWI – Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

If you want to learn how to write a book, join our Writers Write course in Johannesburg or sign up for our online course.

by Amanda Patterson

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  1. Martin Haworth

    I’ve been lax on filling in the details for my characters so far and I know it has held me back. I like this one-pager to get me started.

    When I can complete one of these for each of the characters in my 10K short-story, I’ll have made a start.

    For longer stories, I might want to do the whole 127. This will be enough on my horizon to kick-start me.



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