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 ...
Is my reaction positive or negative?• Will I sustain my reader’s interest?• Are my readers likely to share my opinion?• Ho...
What is my emphasis?•   Character or personality?•   The unusual or commonplace?•   Activities, skills or lack of?•   Role...
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?•...
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?
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  1. 1. Writer’s profile checklistNotes from Art and Artifact by Lynn z. Bloom
  2. 2. 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?
  3. 3. 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?
  4. 4. 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?
  5. 5. How selective or comprehensive am I?• Do I say enough?• Do I restrict my portrait?
  6. 6. What approach do I use to create my profile?• Descriptive• Dramatic• Impressionistic• Historical or contextual
  7. 7. Do I have enough information from primary sources?• Primary and secondary?• Reliable?• Accurate?• Up to date?
  8. 8. Has the subject been written about before?• What new information am I bringing to the table?
  9. 9. Do I successfully recreate my subject’s mannerisms?• Speaking• Gesturing• Verbal and nonverbal communication
  10. 10. Is my representation fair?• Do I interpret?• Do I provide enough evidence?
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