Writer's block - part 2

The next character I worked on was Gregory. He's Nicholas's brother, and it was pretty easy to flesh him out. I just made him completely the opposite of Nicholas in every way. His star sign is Cancer (which happens to be mine), which, in the Zodiac is 90 degrees from Aries, making it basically opposite. Where Nicholas is tall and elegant, Gregory is short and blunt. Where Nicholas is oversexed and a social butterfly, Gregory is pretty much a perpetually single lonely recluse. One of the few things they have in common is their ambition. So Gregory was pretty easy to sketch out.

So where am I stuck? Well, My imagination is straining to find backgrounds and physical descriptions for all of these other people. I did extensive research into astrology and Meyers-Briggs to make all of the characters opposite from each other.
Earlier I mentioned that I made a circular diagram like a color wheel to represent the characters' relationships. Well, the wheel is divided into six segments, with Nicholas in the top center segment. So, Nicholas is an Aries, and Gregory is the sign 90 degrees, or "square" from him: Cancer. I put Gregory in the segment directly opposite Nicholas. Well, I have another character named Grace, and she's Gemini. Her segment is to the left of Nicholas. So the person opposite her on the wheel, to the right of Gregory, is Timothy. He's a Pisces because Pisces is square to Gemini in the Zodiac.

As a side note, an interesting thing happened when I laid out the characters in this way, and it happened totally by accident. The circle ended up having two halves, a "Nicholas" half, populated by the three characters who were extroverted, and a "Gregory" half, filled with the three characters who were most introverted. I noticed even more interesting and weird coincidences when I laid out the characters in this way, but I won't get into all of them here.

Okay, so, like I said above, I'm straining my imagination to invent backgrounds for all of these other people, and the character I'm stuck on now is Timothy. He's a Pisces, an Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judger. Okay, fine. But now what? I have to think up a background for him that would be fitting for that type of guy. What kind of background, social situation, etc., would create a Intrverted Intuitive Thinking Judging Piscean? Ah, good question. So my imagination wanders to people I've known in the past, and it settles on a girl I dated once. Her name was Bevin, and she was from Santa Rosa California. Maybe if I flesh Timothy out with details from her life, it'll settle in nicely. I'll try it and see what happens.

More later.