Keeping a Character Journal

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Keeping a Character Journal

Postby Gellert Grindelwald » Tue, 2009.06.02 06:51

Character journals are great places to work out motivations, and to record a character's personal thoughts on the situations that surround them. If you'd like to start one, just follow the steps below.

  • Start a thread named after your character, that offers some indication it's a journal thread. Example: Severus Snape's journal is labelled "Severus Snape's Journal". Other good titles might be "Diary of [Character Name]" or "[Character Name]'s Notebook".
  • Put a date stamp at the top of each entry -- at least a year, if you're not quite sure when it takes place. Example: *~Year, # of Month~*
  • Remember that what you read in other people's journals cannot be used in IC interactions. You know these things, but your character doesn't.
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"It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been looking for evidence which could support this." - Bertrand Russell
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