This is also timely. I was thinking that I had to actually get into writing mode & sit down and fill in a sheet like this one, written by Caroline Pignat, when she was developing her characters for her fabulous novel Egghead.
Here is my very quick Word Hoard on Hanna, Adam & Pluck the Chicken. It's already helped me find phrases & traits & I may go hard core like my student & Caroline tomorrow morning.
Hanna – aliens, comics, quiet spots, darn, Adam!, It’s not impossible, try, help, forget, crash, where?, why? , please, dark, fear, my sweet girl, hums Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, secrets, You do it!, trees, flowers, sky, spit bugs on Indian paintbrush, birch groves, gets caught up in small details,
Adam – Ha!, chicken, scaredy-cat, I don’t care, come on, Let’s…, bikes, dirt bikes, hammers, kind to animals, stubborn, water guns, tricks, trouble, You’re not in charge of me, rabble-rouser,
Pluck – feisty, tough, persistent, empowered, queen of barn, gentle silent, a chicken, an alien or possessed by one?
Hmm? I believe I need more plot development too...