Writer’s profile checklistNotes from Art and Artifact by Lynn z. Bloom
Do I know my subject?• Do I know my subject’s inner and outer self?• Do I understand the long-term significance of their life?
Is my reaction positive or negative?• Will I sustain my reader’s interest?• Are my readers likely to share my opinion?• How will this effect how I present the information?
What is my emphasis?• Character or personality?• The unusual or commonplace?• Activities, skills or lack of?• Roles and relationships?• Growth and maturation?• Time and place?• Membership in a group?
How selective or comprehensive am I?• Do I say enough?• Do I restrict my portrait?
What approach do I use to create my profile?• Descriptive• Dramatic• Impressionistic• Historical or contextual
Do I have enough information from primary sources?• Primary and secondary?• Reliable?• Accurate?• Up to date?
Has the subject been written about before?• What new information am I bringing to the table?
Do I successfully recreate my subject’s mannerisms?• Speaking• Gesturing• Verbal and nonverbal communication
Is my representation fair?• Do I interpret?• Do I provide enough evidence?