So you want to write a book, eh?!
Well, you know all about characterization by now, but here is some more fun ways to add a little more layers. At some point in your novel, your character may wake up and need a morning routine and I have three fun sites that will reveal some interesting personality traits. (Not sure how accurate they are, but they are entertaining).
I'll start with my favorite site - How you cook your toast says a lot about you - and give a summary.
Burnt toast = patient people
Perfect pack = motivated by appearances and high standards
Light = spontaneous.
You get the idea and it makes some sense, but for more detail check out
Next, dress it up baby. I could have a lot of fun with this topic, but I think I'd bore my readers. Thus, here's a sample run down.
You are what you wear - Dr. Baumgartner
Always in work clothes - you value yourself in terms of work
Logos and labels - broadcast your wealth to be treated well
Neutral colors - stuck in a rut or not want to draw attention to self
Baggy clothes - not realistic perception of self
For more check out:
Okay this last one came up on facebook and I thought it was funny, inappropriate, but funny.
What body part do you wash first in the shower? What it says about your personality?
Chest = practical
Face = money
Armpits = dependable
Hair = artistic
There's more and I don't agree with it all, but it was worth a laugh and could make for some interesting YA characters.
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I think with some more research and maybe just plain observations, you can find some pretty entertaining morning routines to make your characters extra special. Happy creating!