So fellow writers, how detailed do you get with the information you share about your characters? Is it on an as needed basis? A book I have been using told suggested building them with this format…let me have your thoughts. This one is of Nancy Moore, the main character of my WIP…a long WIP shit!!!
Name: Nancy W. Moore
Age: Starts as senior in high school.
Occupation: Newspaper reporter, freelance photographer.
Family Members: Sister and mother at time of writing…father deceased…shot on duty as cop.
Personality Traits: Very outgoing, social butterfly, Very talkative…OCD
Character History: She is from Davenport, Iowa. Nancy works for “Daily Beacon” a newspaper in which she is a journalist and photographer. Gets picked up by AP to write political stories for them.
Highest Level of Education: BA in Journalism from the University of Iowa and a Minor in Psychology.
Physical Traits: Five foot six inches…140ish. She has mid shoulder length hair.
Biggest Motivator: Raped in college. Must obtain justice in her own way. Revenge.
Things She Likes: Oriental Foods, guns because of her father; and traveling.
Things She Dislikes: Liars, deception, politicians in general.
Lives: At the start, she lives in Davenport, Iowa. Same city she was born in.
Music: She likes Classical Jazz
Likes About Herself: She likes her work ethics, her attention to details, power junkie.
Dislikes: Can’t have a normal relationship with her mom or men. She doesn’t like herself.
Favorite Childhood Memory: Shooting range with father.
Most Traumatic Event, Events in Life: Constant mental abuse by mother, raped in college, death of father.
Prized Possession: SW357 that father bought her on her 14th birthday to show her how to shoot.
Transportation: 97 Sapphire Blue, Honda Civic.
Favorite Food: Anything Chinese.
Most Interesting Thing about Character: Expert with small arms…self-taught after father showed her basics.
Characters Voice Sounds Like: Nothing unusual about the voice…talks kind of fast though.
Five Words Other People Use to Describe Character: Neat, smart, compassionate, social, self-reliant.