Character Hobbies/Activities

hobbies

When you write a story, no matter when it’s short or long, your characters will be doing something, whether it’s walking or sitting or talking. To give your character some depth, you might want to consider giving them hobbies, or some activities they frequently do. Below you find a list of suggestions for hobbies and activities. These might spark some ideas of your own.

acting driving organizing
archaeology eating paintball
archery electronics party planning
architecture embroidery photography
art exploring playing cards
arts and crafts family time playing chess
astronomy fantasy football playing darts
backpacking fashion playing sports
baking fireworks poker
band fishing pottery
baseball flower arranging racing
basketball flying kites reading
bird watching football scrap booking
bowling foreign languages scuba diving
calligraphy gambling sculpting
camping gardening sewing
candle making genealogy sex
canoeing going to the gym shopping
cards going to the movies singing
cars going to the theater sitting
carving golf skateboarding
chemistry graffiti skiing
chess hanging out with friends sleeping
cleaning hiking snowboarding
climbing horse riding standing
collecting hugging stealing
computing hunting studying
cooking jewelry making swimming
crocheting jigsaw puzzles talking
cycling jogging tattooing
dancing keeping a journal telling lies
dating kissing tennis
decorating knitting traveling
design listening to music video games
dioramas lying volunteer work
doing good massaging watching TV
drama metal work wood carving
drawing model planes/boat/etc. writing
drinking modelling yoga

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