We've all been there before, we have a character we love and have fun writing for and then the inspiration stops and of course, so do the stories.
And for some characters we write for it's not that important, but for the one's that we've written for the most or for the one's we've had the longest it's kinda sad.
So I came up with this 30 day challenge (adapted from one I saw around polyvore and tumblr) that could help with getting to know your character better so that loss of inspiration never happens (or at least is less likely to happen).
RULES: I don't necessarily have rules, just suggestions. I'd try and focus on one character at a time, give in depth answers for each day (like a page or two ), and use the questions in the bullet point as guides but add other things too. Also I made it so you should write in the characters voice. But my biggest suggestion would be to not stretch this past a month (give or take some days). In my opinion if you keep this going for like four months, you'll just forget about it or get bored and then what's the point really?
THIRTY DAY CHALLENGE: Day 01 – Introduce yourself, in great detail • Name, Age, Birthday, Physical traits, Ethnicity, etc.
Day 02 – Your first love, in great detail • Your first kiss, past relationships, your view on love, relationships, and men
Day 03 – Your parents, in great detail • Who are they, what do they do, where they were born, how they were when you were a kid and now, how they act with other people and you and your sibling/s
Day 04 – What you ate today, in great detail • Foods you like and dislike, any allergies, can you cook or not?
Day 05 – Your childhood, in great detail • Were you wealthy or lower class, how you spent your days, what you did, what you liked and disliked, how you acted, what you and your family/friends did
Day 06 – A typical day, in great detail • What do you do from sun up to sun down, where do you go, what time do you wake up/go to sleep, who do you see, what are you concerned about on a daily basis
Day 07 – Your best friend, in great detail • How did you meet, what attracted you to that person, what are they like, where are they from, what do you guys do together, what do they mean to you, your favorite memory with them
Day 08 – Your most treasured possession, in great detail • What is it and how does it look, who gave it to you, what does it mean to you, why does it mean this way to you
Day 09 – Your beliefs, in great detail • Are you religious, what do you believe in, how do you find peace within yourself, what are your morals
Day 10 – What you wore today, in great detail • What is a typical outfit for you, what would you describe your style as, what articles of clothing do you own the most of, what colors do you wear the most, some style icons/eras/movies that you relate to
Day 11 – Your siblings, in great detail • Name, age, physical description, earliest memory of them, their personality, do you guys get along, what do you fight about, what do you have in common
Day 12 – Your routines, in great detail • What is something that you do daily, weekly, monthly, yearly; without fail, why do you do them
Day 13 – The craziest thing you’ve done, in detail • What happened, when, where, with who, why did you do it, what happened after you did it, where there any consequences?
Day 14 – Your dream trip, in great detail • Where would you go, who would you go with, what would you do, how long would you be gone, why did you choose this
Day 15 – Your personality, in great detail • How are you at home/out alone, how are you with you family, friends, strangers, at work
Day 16 – Your hobbies/pastimes, in great detail • What do you do for fun, when your bored, why, with who, how frequently do you do them
Day 17 – Your favorite memory, in great detail • What happened, with who, where, when, why is it your favorite
Day 18 – Your favorite birthday, in great detail • Why is it your favorite, how old were you, who was there, what did you do, where was it
Day 19 – Something you regret, in great detail • What happened, with who, where, when, why do you regret it
Day 20 – Something you’d change about yourself, in great detail • Is it physical or something deeper, what made you chose this, why do you feel this way
Day 21 – Your piercings and tattoos, in great detail • What do you have pierced, why, when, what tattoos do you have, where are they, when did you get them, why did you get them, who went with you, what is the meaning behind them
Day 22 – Something that angers you, in great detail • What makes you angry, what happens when you get angry, do you get angry often, what do you do to get out of anger
Day 23 – Something that makes you feel happy, in great detail • What makes you happy, what happens when you are happy, are you happy often, what do you do to get happy if you’re not
Day 24 – Something that makes you cry, in great detail • What makes you sad, what happens when you’re sad, are you sad often, what do you do to make yourself feel better
Day 25 – Your first time, in great detail • Who was it with, when was it, where was it, was it good, how did it shape your mentality about sex, what happened after with the guy
Day 26 – Your fears, in great detail • What are you afraid of, why, where do they stem from
Day 27 – Your favorite place, in great detail • Where is it, how did you find it, when did you find it, does anyone else know about it, why is it your favorite
Day 28 – Something that you miss, in great detail • What/who is it, why do you miss it
Day 29 – Your aspirations, in great detail • What did you want to be when you were a kid, has that changed, where do you want to live, your dream life, how do you want to be in the future
Day 30 – Your motto, in great detail • What motto do you live by, why, what do you think it says about you
PEOPLE PARTICIPATING IN THE CHALLENGE: • @wakupfarah [Lily Taylor McKinnley - BAI] • @etchasketchinlola [Addison Mary Gonzales - BAI] • @vogueapparel [Sydney Alice Bristow - BAI] • @the-wild-things [Daisy Thames - BT] • @suchawasteofayoungheart [Alice Elizabeth Fitch - KDSC] • @alycat [Montana Eloise Spiess - ACS]