Are you a morning person or a night person? Is your mind sharpest when you wake up or is it sluggish until you’ve downed several cups of coffee?
In the evening do you get revved up and motivated or do you grind to a halt and collapse into your recliner until time for bed?
Just as we all have our best working moments, so do our characters.
Your task is multi-fold.
First make a list of a variety of characters spanning ages, cultures, beliefs and desires. Label them appropriately.
Spend some time thinking about each of them. What are they like? Are they ambitious or content? Do they seek adventure or prefer the steady drum of life?
Add to your description of each character you have created.
Once you have explored their personalities, now take time to decide if, according to the characteristics you have chosen, that person functions best in the morning or in the evening.
Be true to the individual.
Once you are finished, go over your profiles. Are all the details logical? Do you see a character’s potential? Can you insert the character in a story?
Have fun with this one.