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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Exercise to develop character outlines

Protagonist from my 10 finger pitch on the padlet board

Major Actions
  • Embraces her lover
  • Screams, beating her hands against the walls of her cell
  • Locks eyes with one of her captors
  • Struggles for the cyanide capsule in her possession
  • Sets light to cabinets of important blueprints and other documents
  • Plants and detonates explosives in a room full of important equipment
 Analysis of wants and needs
  • Inseparable from her circumstances 
  • Driven by her desire to complete the mission 
  • Desires to do so because she's a responsible person 
  • When caught her procedure is to take her own life
  • Failing to do so her will is focused on making life as difficult as she can for her captors
  • She's pushed to her limit repeatedly and only wants it it to end
  • She takes an interest in one of her captors and desires them
  • She becomes dependent on her romance for escapism
  • She's able to express her affection for her lover in the last moments of their lives
How does the protagonist think and look at their basic psychology?
  • Rational
  • Strong
  • Emotional
  • Unstable
  • Unfulfilled
  • Fragile
How might a casual acquaintance describe them?
  • With affection
  • In terms of her ability
  • As a friend 
Any important physical characteristics?
  • Fit
  • Healthy 
  • Engaging