unimagined, indescribable, interconnected events (7thfeather) wrote in timebird,
unimagined, indescribable, interconnected events
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Helpful Character Sketch

I find this character sketch very useful when planning characters... it delves pretty deep and forces you to think about WHY your character is the way they are. Anyway, use it, it's really useful. ^___^ Depending on your story's world, you may have to add or leave out things.
 

Basic Statistics
Name:
Age:
Nationality:
Hometown:
Current Residence:
Occupation:
Talents/Skills:
Birth order:
Siblings:
Spouse:
Children:
Grandparents:
Grandchildren:
Significant Others:
Relationship skills:
Physical Characteristics
Height:
Weight:
Race:
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Glasses or contact lenses?
Skin color:
Shape of Face:
Distinguishing features:
How does he/she dress?
Mannerisms:
Habits: (smoking, drinking etc.)
Health:
Hobbies:
Speech patterns:
Disabilities:
Greatest flaw:
Best quality:
Intellectual/Mental/Personality Attributes and Attitudes
Educational Background:
Intelligence Level:
Any Mental Illnesses?
Character's short-term goals in life:
Character's long-term goals in life:
How does Character see himself/herself?
How does Character believe he/she is perceived by others?
How self-confident is the character?
Does the character seem ruled by emotion or logic or some combination thereof?
What would most embarass this character?
Emotional Characteristics
Strengths/Weaknesses:
Introvert or Extrovert?
How does the character deal with anger?
With sadness?
With conflict?
With change?
With loss?
What does the character want out of life?
What would the character like to change in his/her life?
What motivates this character?
What frightens this character?
What makes this character happy?
Is the character judgmental of others?
Is the character generous or stingy?
Is the character generally polite or rude?
Spiritual Characteristics
Does the character believe in God?
What are the character's spiritual beliefs?
Is religion or spirituality a part of this character's life?
If so, what role does it play?


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