I’m working on character flaws at the moment and came across this note that offers lots to ponder:

Character is what you do when you know that no one can see what you are doing. 

So I’m pondering.

Came back to add this question – what does your character do when no one is looking?

I decided to try to do this with a rapid, first thought that came into my head on some characters I’m getting to know. It was interesting because one of them gave me an idea for a scene.

M – picks his nose
B – pulls the leaves off of flowers
C – steals from his dad
D – ah well, the idea that I had no thoughts about what D would do only further proves I have no handle on this character. He is too nice, too good, too perfect and not real at all.