Building a fictional character can be started by answering five questions: Who are you? Where have you been? When did you leave X and go to Y? What have you done? Why do you have that scar? By using current events and news stories as well as your own background, you can build a dynamic fictional character. Every day around the world people experience life and you can apply those to your writing to make it more real. This article walks you through how to do just that.