- I love the brainstormer app.
- I love the wordle.net cloud maker tool.
- I love lists.
- I love figuring out systems which can help writers create great characters.
- I love Maslow’s Hierarchy Needs for understanding how people function.
Can I bring them all together to build something writers can use?
I’m going to try and find a way to do it – first for me and my writing, and also to help others with theirs. First I want to create lists of every element from Maslow’s HoN and figure out how to use them. I’ll explain more later.
Here’s the list:
- Physiological needs
- Safety needs
- Love and belonging
Here’s a page with a full breakdown of character traits.
I want to build a way of randomly picking out these traits so I can assign them to a particular character I’m developing. How to do that? I don’t know yet; however, there’s a lot of great free tools out there, so something should be possible!
Be back soon with more ideas and good stuff.
Mark Mapstone is a skateboarder, a writer, and author of the Ethan Wares Skateboard Series books.
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