INFERRING CHARACTER TRAITS
Think: Who is the main character?
Do: Write that name in the center of a large piece of paper.
Think: What is he or she like?
Do: Write descriptions under the name, then draw a box around the name and all descriptors.
Think: Who else is important in the story?
Do: Write their names evenly spaced around the center box.
Think: How does the main character feel about them?
Do: Write responses on arrows running away from the center box toward each other box.
Think: How does each minor character feel about the main character?
Do: Write responses on arrows running from the outer boxes toward the center box.
When you have finished filling out the boxes described above, write how you felt about the main character at
the beginning; at the end of the story.
Change a character trait of the main character and decide how that might change the story.