7 Ways to find your character’s quirk

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A quirk is a strange behaviour that someone does, that is typically unique to that person. For example, I always get the hiccups when I eat carrots. The funny thing is I looked it up and there are actually quite a few people who get this, enough that one woman even made a support group for people who get the hiccups from eating carrots so that they would not feel so alone (the page has since been taken down unfortunately). So a quirk doesn’t have to be 100% unique, but at least unique enough that it is strange to most people.

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Are your character’s eyes important?

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When we are designing our characters we often think of their physical appearance. The problem with this is that physical appearances when fit into a story can often sound clunky and out of place. The Daily Post photo challenge theme for this week is “Eye Spy“, so I would like to focus on the development of a character through their eyes.

The first question we should ask ourselves is: Are our character’s eyes important? Do they contribute to the story? If so, how?

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