Writing

The Ultimate Character Interview – 50+ Questions!

TUCIIf you can easily answer all of these questions, you have an incredibly well-developed and realistic character!
(I realize that a lot of characters are inhuman – trust me, most of mine are wolves. These questions are geared toward human characters, but if some don’t apply to yours (i.e. your character doesn’t have eyebrows, or has fur instead of skin), feel free to skip them.)


 

LOOKS

1. Hair color and length :
2. Skin tone :
3. Head shape :
4. Eye color (in detail) :
5. Eye shape :
6. Height :
7. Weight :
8. Facial features :
9. Nose shape :
10. Nose size :
11. Eyebrow color :
12. Eyebrow shape :
13. Ear size :
14. Lip shape :
15: Physical disabilities (optional) :

Interests

15. Favorite food and/or drink :
16. Least favorite food and/or drink :
17. Preferred music genre :
18. Preferred book genre :
19. Clothing style (in detail) :
20. Favorite animal(s) (if any) :
21. Preferred TV and/or movie genre :

Character

22. Dream job :
23. Personality description (in detail) :
24. Introvert or extrovert? :
25. Opinion on politics :
26. Opinion on animal cruelty :
27. Relationship with himself :
28. Outlook on life :
29. Habits (good or bad) :

Breaking Point

30. Weaknesses :
31. Fears :
32. Biggest fear :
33. Most heartbreaking moment :
34. Did he get over it? :
35. How did he get over it/why didn’t he? :
36. Worst memory :
37. Breaking point (i.e. moment he would run away or give up)

Strengthening Point

38. Strengths :
39. Securities :
40. Biggest security :
41. Most uplifting moment :
42. Why was it uplifting?
43. Best memory:
44. Strengthening point (i.e. motivational moment) :

Home

45. Birthplace :
46. Current residence (including address) :
47. Relationship with parents :
48. Relationship with siblings (if any) :
49. Relationship with other family (if any) :
50. Currently lives with (if anyone) :
51. Phone number (if any) :
52. Describe his home (either briefly or in detail) :
53. Does he live near others or in isolation? :

Peers

[ Most of these are optional ]
54. Best friend :
55. Friends :
56. Parents :
57. Siblings :
58. Those he hates :
59. Spouse / Girlfriend / Boyfriend :
60. Whom he loves most :