Character Development 4: Their Roots

Moderator: Book Club Heads

Prof. Sky Alton
Posts: 1611
Joined: Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:53 pm
Location: Gryffindor

Character Development 4: Their Roots

Post by Prof. Sky Alton »

Just as your character has a past, they probably also have a family (even if their family isn’t present in the story). Even for stories where the hero’s ancestry isn’t particularly important, it can still be fun to trace their roots back (or forward) and find questions you might want to answer. Where were their family from? Did they have to move at some stage? Were there any historical fallings out?

For this, we’d like you to draw your hero’s family tree, encompassing at least 3 generations. You can use a program that formats it for you or draw it free-hand. In addition, it would also be nice if you could annotate it with additional information about where a certain person lived and whether there was anything particularly remarkable about them. If your character doesn’t actually know who their family are, perhaps you could draw up their dream family tree or even one containing the names of the people they consider to be family.
Your work needs to be original: taking something off the internet and claiming it as your own is plagiarism. Remember to keep everything HOL appropriate, adhering to all HOL rules, and please keep your submissions 600x600 pixels or smaller. Please also include a short description of your image.

You'll earn 20 beans for completing this prompt as well as it counting towards the chance to snag our shiny Ink Splatters Award.

There is no deadline as such for these prompts but if you’d like it to count towards your chance of earning the award for a specific year, we’ll need it by the end of that school year. If you’re comfortable sharing, then post below. If not, email your image and description to us via hol.bookclub @ (without the spaces).
"Some things never change, turn around and the time has flown. Some things stay the same, though the future remains unknown."
(Av/sig by S. Elf)

Return to “Ink Splatters”