Don’t think only how the environment affects the characters, but also how they affect their environment. The characters influence their surroundings and we can use that to form a clearer image of things like their personality, tastes, needs, habits, professional occupation and relationship with other characters.
A character who likes order will have a tidy desk and an artist will possess all sorts of objects that don’t seem practical, but inspire them; loving parents who are devoted to their offspring will have pictures of their child in every room of their house and kids drawings pinned to the fridge with magnets while a character who is a workaholic will have their own diplomas and photos with a CEO, a manager or an important investor gracing their walls.
So, what does your characters’ surrounding tell us about them?
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