Character Basics Activity 01: Names and labels

Characters and their experiences

What are they called?

In stories, we need to be able to identify and keep track of all the different characters.

Often we use names to do this.

This is Charlie.

Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryRoald DahlSource

This is Booger.

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But sometimes we never learn a character's name; we only know them through a label or description.

This is my cat.

This is the worst villain in the world.

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That's it for this activity! Simple, right? But naming and labelling is an important step in helping readers follow your story.

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