Advanced CHARACTER CreationAdvanced CHARACTER Creation6 years ago in Writing
Advanced CHARACTER Creation ~ for Fiction
Hero ~ Villain ~ Ally
There are three essential characters in every story. There may be any number of side characters, but in traditional Adventures, and Romances of every stripe (erotic or not,) the main conflict is usually, if not always, a TRIANGLE of complimentary opposites.
Translation: You could tell the whole story with ONLY these Three Characters; perhaps not with any real detail, but you could still do the entire basic plotline.
I'm sure you're familiar with the names Hero & Villain or Antagonist & Protagonist already. Those are pretty darn standard. However, always there, though seldom named is a Third character, the Ally -- the Companion to the Hero or Villain.
The Invisible Character: the Ally
The Ally's function is to be the Middle-Man, the nay-sayer that presents an opposing view t
Character Creation Form-BlankCharacter Creation Form-Blank5 years ago in Writing
Character Creation Form
This is to create a character from how they would be at the very start of your first chapter, or just to flesh out information on a character you already have. The parts in italics is just there to help you out, so feel free to take the italic text out when you are filling this out.
Reason for Nickname:
How old are they? Early teens/late 30's will work if you do not know exactly
Are they a student? A farm worker? A candle maker?
Are they rich? Poor? Normal(middle) class?
Are they thin? Fit? Built like a dancer? A body builder?
Are they pale? Dark? Do they have scars? A big nose? Large feet? Pointed ears? What color is their hair? How long is it? What style is it cut?
Character Creation+Usage v1.3Creating and Using Effective Characters - The Serious VersionCharacter Creation+Usage v1.36 years ago in Writing
The age-old question: Why am I doing this? Well I've created characters. Lots of characters. To be frank, my first ones sucked. I eventually got better. I wouldn't call myself a definitive authority on creating characters, but I would prefer to let you learn from my mistakes so you don't have to learn from your own as much later.
Before we begin, please note that storytelling - and as such, character creation - is an art, not a science; there is no scientific formula to create a perfect character. This is a rough guide with more or less my method. Sometimes I mix up the steps, depending on what comes to me first. You are more than welcome to do the same. It is art - there are few "wrong" ways to do it. Also note that there are exceptions to every rule - they're made to be broken. In fact, many great works of fiction break several of the widely accepted rules, yet do it in s
Character Creation TutorialCharacter Creation TutorialCharacter Creation Tutorial7 years ago in General Fiction
How to effectively develop a realistic and likable character for novels and fanfiction.
Table of Contents:
I. A Name
II. Physical Attributes
III. Style & Personality
It can be assumed that developing a plot and storyline is self explanatory. If not, you can find another tutorial for that. This tutorial will focus primarily on the thought-process of creating new characters with depth.
I. A name is the first step. Try to match the character to their name, or somehow integrate the character's name into the storyline or progression of the character's maturity and personality. For example, a character who is dark and moody would probably not be named Star unless this contradiction holds some meaning in the story. (In a comedy it would have a nice effect, but in a drama or serious story, not so much).
If you can't think of a name you can go to places like babynames.com or google for assistance
The TWI Guide to Character CreationA helpful resource for creating your characters.The TWI Guide to Character Creation1 year ago in Writing
So you want to create a character, and maybe want some tips on how to go about it? You’ve come to the right place. There are lots of things that go into creating a good character, but the basics are included below:
1) Basic Information
This includes the essential information about your character like their name, age and physical characteristics. You should include the following in your application:
Name: (and nickname, if they have one)
Year of Birth: ____ of the New Age (may also be written as Y759 NA)
Height: (if fawn, predicted height)
Build: (Light, Medium etc)
Design Sheet: (link to approved design sheet)
Sire: (if fawn - link to profile)
Dam: (if fawn - link to profile)
Bloodline: (what herd they're descended from - if crossbred, include bloodline %s)
Magic Type: (see
RP-Guide - Character Creation and DevelopmentCharacter Creation and DevelopmentRP-Guide - Character Creation and Development3 years ago in Reviews & Guides
((Whether you're writing your own story or RPing, there's a lot that goes into making an interesting and realistic character. I know that some RPers prefer to come up with characters literally on the spot before they start playing. Others prefer to have one prepared and ready beforehand. I'm one of the latter. Some people can pull off just whipping a character up out of nowhere; if you're able to do that well, you have my respect. But for the rest of us, I have some helpful tips! Not very much of this is WG exclusive, but hey, it helps for any kind of RP.
Once again, most of these are based on my experience and personal opinion. You might have different ideas about things that do and don't work. Take it with as many grains of salt as you wish. The most important thing about RP is that both you and your partners are having fun.))
1. What do they look like?
This might sound like a silly question. They're your characters, after all
Character Creation GuideThere are no hard, permanently set rules for creating a character, but there are things that work and things that don't.Character Creation Guide5 years ago in Reviews & Guides
By this point most people are familiar with the term 'Mary Sue' or 'Gary Stu'. They're words used to categorize a particular brand of underwhelming characters. A 'Mary Sue' is just an extreme stereotype example, just as some other terms are. Everyone who knows of them knows how to avoid making one -- or think they know. A character that isn't a 'Mary Sue' is not immediately compelling. The avoidance of the extreme does not mean the character is awesome, it just means they don't suck at the most extreme level.
For all intents and purposes a character is a person separate from their creator. Sometimes a character might be the embodiment of what a owner wants to be or how they see themselves; we call this a self-insert, and this should be avoided. Each character is going to have a different style. Each will speak, think and communicate different from
Character Creation TutorialCharacter creation is one of the most enjoyable aspects of being an artist or writer. This is where creativity can truly thrive as a person's imagination shines at its brightest as they form an image of a character that they find special. No matter what kind of art interests a person, characters tend to bring the depth needed to hook the viewer is looking for so that they can focus on the visual or literary piece.Character Creation Tutorial7 years ago in Editorial
Anyone can create at least one character if they put their mind to it. This tutorial will assist you in setting up your own character(s) that you may enjoy for as long as you wish.
Why make a character?
As previously stated, a character serves high importance in creating a memorable piece of art. Of course, this is not always the case, but that varies depending on the genre that you, the artist or writer, specialize in. Character creation is also an effective way to keep the creative juices in the brain flowing as