When you write a story, no matter when it’s short or long, your characters will be busy with some kind of activity, be it walking, sitting or talking.
In longer stories, you might want to give your characters specific hobbies, or maybe a good or bad habit. This helps to further develop your character – to give them more depth, and make them feel real to your readers.
Here’s a list of suggestions for hobbies and activities:
|arts and crafts||family time||playing chess|
|astronomy||fantasy football||playing darts|
|bird watching||football||scrap booking|
|bowling||foreign languages||scuba diving|
|canoeing||going to the gym||shopping|
|cards||going to the movies||singing|
|cars||going to the theater||sitting|
|chess||hanging out with friends||sleeping|
|dancing||keeping a journal||telling lies|
|design||listening to music||video games|
|doing good||massaging||watching TV|
|drama||metal work||wood carving|
Use this to spark ideas of your own, and we would love for you to share those in the comments section.
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