All Things Writing

Writing Your Character Descriptions

August 22, 2020 Bryan the Writer Season 1 Episode 22
All Things Writing
Writing Your Character Descriptions
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All Things Writing
Writing Your Character Descriptions
Aug 22, 2020 Season 1 Episode 22
Bryan the Writer

In this week's show I mention how to develop your own character sheets.  Although I borrow much from other writers, I am taking the discussion farther by walking you through one of mine. I admit up front that my sheet structure was borrowed from Jenna Moreci. If you want to take a look at her videos (and I highly suggest you do), look her up at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQcQ-As2BU0.

The attributes I use are as follows.
Character Name:
Category 1: Basic Stats

  • Sex (Physical)
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Culture
  • Lineage
  • Physical
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Body Type
  • Lifestyle
  • Where are they from?

Category 2: Relationships

  • Family
  • Friends

Category 3: Sexual

  • Orientation
  • Attraction
  • Why the Attraction?
  • Experience
  • Romantic Experience

Category 4: Skills

  • Training
  • Hobbies
  • Schooling
  • Occupation

Category 5: Personality

  • Intro/Extrovert
  • Right/Left Brain
  • Strengths
  • Weakness
  • What makes them Heroic or Evil?
  • Fears/Insecurities
  • Beliefs and Values
  • What do they Honor
  • What would they die for?

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Show Notes

In this week's show I mention how to develop your own character sheets.  Although I borrow much from other writers, I am taking the discussion farther by walking you through one of mine. I admit up front that my sheet structure was borrowed from Jenna Moreci. If you want to take a look at her videos (and I highly suggest you do), look her up at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQcQ-As2BU0.

The attributes I use are as follows.
Character Name:
Category 1: Basic Stats

  • Sex (Physical)
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Culture
  • Lineage
  • Physical
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Body Type
  • Lifestyle
  • Where are they from?

Category 2: Relationships

  • Family
  • Friends

Category 3: Sexual

  • Orientation
  • Attraction
  • Why the Attraction?
  • Experience
  • Romantic Experience

Category 4: Skills

  • Training
  • Hobbies
  • Schooling
  • Occupation

Category 5: Personality

  • Intro/Extrovert
  • Right/Left Brain
  • Strengths
  • Weakness
  • What makes them Heroic or Evil?
  • Fears/Insecurities
  • Beliefs and Values
  • What do they Honor
  • What would they die for?

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