The Avid Author’s Guide to a Better Write: Character Sheet

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Hello everyone! Do you ever feel like maybe your characters are falling a little flat? They just don’t seem to have that depth that you love when reading a story? Well, here’s a little guide that might help you out!

The secret to creating a great character is simple. In fact, there’s only one step. Get to know your character! Because, after all, if you don’t know who your character is, how are you going to convey them to anyone else?

So grab a beer with your bro or invite that lady out on a nice date… Oooor try this nifty outline for a character sheet. Just put yourself in your character’s shoes and fill in the blanks like you’re at the DMV. You’re going to learn things about your character that you never knew or wanted to know. Here we go!

Name:

Role:

Age:

Species:

Race:

Gender:

Height:

Weight:

Build:

Hair Color:

Eye Color:

Skin Tone:

Character Description:

Traits:

Fears/Phobias:

Skills/Talents:

Education:

Relationships:

Current Residence:

Previous Residence:

External Conflict:

External Motivation:

Internal Conflict:

Internal Motivation:

Notes:

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