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45+ Hobby Ideas For Your Characters

My favorite aspect to character creation: their everyday interests. A good interest adds a whole new piece to the character, making her more relatable, memorable, and compelling.

The following list could work as hobbies, professions, and possibly even a secret passion, for your characters. For more ideas, try doing online searches for hobby ideas.

Ready? Here we go!


1. Writing

2. Knitting / Crotchet

3. Reading

4. Scrapbooking

5. Blogging

6. Sewing

7. Crafts / DIY

8. Collecting (toys, coffee mugs, vinyls, books, etc.)

9. Singing

10. Dancing

11. Playing an instrument

12. Drawing

13. Painting

14. Illustrating

15. Cooking / Baking

16. Photography

17. Graphic design

18. Social media

19. Video games

20. Sports

21. Adult coloring books

22. Nail-painting

23. Shopping

24. Graffiti

25. Candle-making

26. Hiking

27. Biking

28. Fishing

29. Makeup art

30. Gardening

31. Woodworking

32. Comedy

33. Handwriting/calligraphy

34. Flower arranging

35. Bodybuilding

36. Radio hosting

37. Poetry

38. Metalworking

39. Interior decorating

40. Video-making

41. Editing

42. Organizing

43. Fashion

44. Pottery

45. Sculpting

46. Cake decorating

47. Acting

48. Theater


Got any to add? Share below, and I’ll add it to the list! 🙂 As always,

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