In your opinion, what do you need for a satisfying character?
All I need is a good concept I want to explore.
In particular when creating a character I might have some archetype or even some stereotype I want to explore.
Currently, the character I am working on is an NPC for various project. She is a witch (of course, but so are my projects), but comes from an ancient line of witches. Something like the Mayfair witches from Anne Rice, but a lot less incest.
Tanith Winters is a member of the ancient Winters family of witches. She might be the powerful one yet, no one is sure. But I plan to find out.
Like all of the Winters witches Tanith is pale, with white hair and favors darker clothing.
I am basing her look a little off of Taylor Momsen, the actress and lead singer of The Pretty Reckless. Yes she was also "Cindy Lou Who" in the live action How the Grinch Stole Christmas movie.
The name is a nod to both the novel "Tanith" by Jack D. Shackleford and the author Tanith Lee.
Lately for characters, I have been putting together Pinterest boards to collect ideas, mostly images, about the character.
Here is Tanith's:
Follow Timothy's board Tanith on Pinterest.
I also have boards for other characters as well.