A while ago I posted on how to create more complex characters. Today I thought I’d add to that list by suggesting that your characters have a bucket list. What are some things that they’d love to do? Do they want to try something that scares them? Do they want to travel, learn something new, climb a mountain?
Today I’m sharing five things from my own bucket list.
1.) Travel to Scotland.
I fell in love with Scotland after reading The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter when I was seventeen. A part of my series is even set there. I mean, look at this picture. You definitely want to go too now, right? Last year I found out that some of my ancestors may have come from Scotland. I was pretty excited.
2.) Learn one of those Regency era, Jane Austen style dances.
I love Jane Austen’s books and most of the movie adaptions. I even liked Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. I’m pretty sure Matt Smith played the best Mr. Collins I’ve seen so far. 🙂
3.) Learn JKD/Jeet Kune Do
My dad is a martial artist and being something of a tomboy growing up I always pestered him to teach me. I’d love to be more disciplined and really do some training. I think this one goes well with number two, especially if there are zombies involved.
4.) Scuba Diving
Several people on my dad’s side of the family are certified divers. I love swimming but this is something I’ve never done.
5) Learn another language.
I took Spanish in high school but I’d love to learn Japanese.
What’s on your character’s bucket list? What’s on your bucket list? I guess I should probably add getting published to mine.