The Creative Writer's Toolkit: Writing a Character Study | Learn with Wattpad

Lindsey Summers, Writer, Wattpad

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5 Lessons (28m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Generating Ideas

    • 3. Your Character

    • 4. Writing Your Character Study

    • 5. Wrap Up

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Project Description

Write a character study.



Your assignment is to write a character study! While you're welcome to invent each piece fresh, I'd encourage you to use the same process I use in the lessons, drawing on an everyday experience (the objects, the place, the people) to inform your imagination.

Be sure to include the following 6 elements:

  1. Description
  2. Personality traits
  3. Habits/mannerisms
  4. Background
  5. Flaws
  6. Internal conflict

The more detail you provide here, the better! Share your study in our class Project Gallery for feedback from fellow students.

Don't be afraid to get creative — bring in details and characteristics from any sources that inspire you!



Class Links

  • Discover more stories in the Teen Fiction category on Wattpad, and explore more character study inspiration!

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