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Character Habits

When you write a story and you are building your characters, one way to do that is to add habits – things your character frequently does, and which is part of their nature. Those habits can be positive, but also negative things. Below you will find a list with 100 habits characters might have, and I am sure this list will spark more, and help you in your writing. Always busy on their phone Obsessively checking phone Analyzing others Over eating Apologizing Over-medicating Asking a lot of questions Overspending while shopping Avoiding gazes Overworking Being lazy Pacing Being wasteful Peeling scabs Biting Picking their nose Biting a pen Procrastinating Biting nails Rambling Chewing their lip Reading the daily newspaper Chewing

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Character Flaws

Whether your story is long or short, you want to give your main character(s) some personality traits, but not all of them can be positive or perfect. Your characters should have flaws to make them come across to the general public as real people. Below you find a list of character flaws to use in your writing. absent-minded emo nervous shallow abusive envious noisy shy acts superior erratic non-violent smart-ass addict evil nosey sneaky aimless fickle obnoxious solemn alcoholic fierce obsessive sore loser anarchist finicky offended easily spaz angsty flirt oppressor spineless anxious forgetful outsider spiteful arrogant gluttonous overambitious spoiled assertive greedy overconfident squeamish attitude gruff overdramatic stereotypical audacious gullible overemotional stubborn avoids problems hedonistic overprotective superstitious big mouth holds

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Character Traits

Every person on the face of this earth has positive and negative character traits and so should the characters in your story. Below you find positive and negative character traits to use in your writing. As always, make sure you consult a dictionary when you don’t know whether a word means what you think it does! Tip: Use positive character traits to find negative ones and vice versa. Positive accessible educated lovable responsible adaptable efficient loving responsive adventurous eloquent loyal romantic affable empathetic magnanimous scrupulous affectionate encouraging mature secure agreeable energetic meticulous self-confident ambitious enthusiastic moderate delf-disciplined amicable exuberant modest selfless amusing fair neat sensible articulate faithful non-authoritarian sensitive balanced fearless obedient shy benevolent firm objective sincere brave flexible open

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Emotions

In writing, emotions sometimes play a big role. You can say that your character is sad or happy, but there are so many other words you can use to even better convey the emotions your character is experiencing. Below are lists of words for the emotions ‘happy’, ‘sad’, ‘angry’, ‘scared’ and ‘confused’. Emotion: Happy STRONG MILD WEAK ecstatic admired content elated alive flattered energized amused fortunate enthusiastic appreciated glad excited assured good exuberant cheerful hopeful jubilant confident peaceful loved delighted pleased marvelous determined relaxed terrific encouraged satisfied thrilled fulfilled uplifted grateful gratified\joyful justified optimistic proud relieved resolved respected valued Emotion: Sad STRONG MILD WEAK burdened abandoned apathetic condemned alienated bad crushed ashamed deflated defeated degraded disenchanted dejected deprived lost demoralized

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Character Analysis

When you are planning to write a story, you want to give your character(s) a life, emotions, traits and so much more. Depending on the length of your story, you decide how much detail you want to put into it. These questions can help you to develop your character(s): What do you know about the character now that (s)he doesn’t yet know? When does my character live? Past, present or future? Where does my character live? In the country, the city, the suburbs, somewhere else? What is the socioeconomic background of my character? Does my character work? If so, at what? What is a typical day for my character like? Who lives with my character and what are their relationship?

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