Your character loves sushi, friday night movies with friends, hates being along, loves dressing up, televison and dancing.
The role she walked into is in need of other character requirements: Likes solitude, knows karate, hates dressing up, and doesn't own a TV.
Sometimes characters show up at the wrong party. Not to mention they think they fit in the role when they're a Barbie but you're in need of a tomboy.
These are moments when it's best to know how to develop a character and save them for a later role. Here are some great ways to develop your characters...
1. Keep a notebook close. Write down the sushi loving princess, one day she'll come in handy.
2. Make sure your character has a name that fits their personality. Mandi may be okay for the sushi loving princess but it won't be for the tomboy.
3. Sometimes first impressions can be wrong. Take your character and put her in the setting you had created. She may just end up being the crime fighter you'd originally intended. If that happens to be the case then you have a crime fighting beauty on your hands and chances are it's a one of a kind character.
Always remember characters can often make the story so it's important to make sure you get them right. And always, I mean always, have fun with them!
What's your favorite part when creating a character?