Right this is my list about creating a character ~ this is how I am was and still am created:
Pen Name: Bee Halton
Age: Nearly 43
Place of birth: A little village in the south of Germany
Residence: Beautiful Norfolk UK
Occupation: Shop Assistant and writer-wanna-be
Dress: NEVER!!! I prefer trousers
Strengths: determined, caring, spiritual,
Weakness: self-doubting, worrier, stubborn, loner,
Obsessions: Chocolate & books
Ambition: Finish that novel and earn money with writing
Work habits: keep it clean and organised
Hobbies: reading, blogs, poetry, gardening,
Illness: inflamed sinuses, broken leg at 12, regular colds, back pain,….
Family: husband and his two children
Parents: mum passed away 1983, no contact with father
Kids: two step-children
Siblings: brother ~ no contact
Pets: our neighbours cats
Politics: None of your business
Tics: forget mobile and keys
Diet: vegetarian (pescetarian to be exact)
Drugs: chocolate and green tea
Erotic history: excuse me????????!
Favorite books, movies,music: Lord of the Rings, Antonia’s Line, 3 Doors down
Desires: Chocolate (are there any others????)
Fears: not being protected, spiders, heights, tight places,
Most traumatic event: being abused and death of my mother
Most wonderful experience: meeting the best husband of the world
The major struggle, past and present? surviving abuse, bullying and healing from it
Guess you might have a bit of an image now !
Well, I work on my self and against the writer’s block which hits me on a regular basis. Hope you enjoy my little bi-lingual exercise and fight against blockages of all sorts!