Character Profile Form
Meaning of name:
Origin of name:
Socioeconomic level as a child:
Socioeconomic level as an adult:
Most important childhood event that still affects him/her:
Other memories/events that still affects him/her and why/how:
Past failures s/he would be embarrassed to have people know about and why:
Biggest role model:
Biggest disillusions from childhood:
character profile template.Character Descriptioncharacter profile template.6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Date of birth:
Traits of Voice
Accent (if any):
Other languages known:
Style of speaking:
Volume of voice:
Shape of face:
Build of body:
Is seen by others as:
Illnesses (if any):
Allergies (if any):
Any unhealthy habits:
Past places of residence:
History of family:
Briefly explain life story:
The Useful Character ProfileThe Simple, Clean, and Actually Kind Of Useful Character Profile FormThe Useful Character Profile4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Also Known As:
Sex and Gender:
Abilities, Skills, and Powers:
(everything below here is optional-- pick and choose depending on if it qualifies.)
Phobias and Mental Illnesses:
Character Alignment: I like to go with the D&D system of Lawful/Neutral/Chaotic and Good/Neutral/Evil, as it provides a better idea than just "good" or "bad", but whatever floats your boat.
Theme Song(s): I swear to god, if you even think of putting "Animal I Have Become" by Three Days Grace or "Monster" by Skillet i
Advanced CHARACTER CreationAdvanced CHARACTER Creation5 years ago in Writing More Like This
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 SheetName:Character Sheet4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Don't get too extravagant with this. Description of appearance is one of the most commonly overdone things with OCs. Keep it simple no one will remember a word you say if you describe everything from the shape of his/her nose to the color of his/her toenails. Also, keep this within the realm of the fandom. In a fandom where characters all have naturally colored hair, it would be strange if your character had naturally pink hair.
Do note the weapon depends on the fandom, the age, the time, the place, etc. Your character may also not have weapons, it all depends. If your character does have a weapon, what type of weapon it is depends largely on the fandom. For example, it would be quite bizarre if your Rurouni Kenshin OC used a light saber as a weapon. And it would be a plot-hole
Similar to weapon, the ability of your character depends on the fandom. If the canon characters of the fando
Character Description FormCharacter Description Form4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
This form works for commissions, art trades, requests, or any possible situation in which I or someone else could be drawing your character.
This form will give me a sense of how to draw your character! Please copy and paste this text into a note or deviation. Highlight and type over the parts that aren't in bold. You can jump back to this form for the links.
Please share as much information as you can think of! The more info you give me, the more easily I can draw your character how you envision him/her. You won't be pestering me if you tell me the exact hair color; instead, I'll be happier to know that I'm getting it right.
Premium members (and non-premium members?) can add thumbnails to literature deviations through Sta.sh! This is a great way to incorporate reference pictures. Otherwise just put in links, such as
OC Biography sheetBeginningsOC Biography sheet5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
What role does this character play?(Storybased):
What inspired you to create this character?:
What does this character represent to you, if anything?:
What goals do you have for this character?:
Pronunciation of their name(first, middle name(s) and last):
Meaning of their full name:
Why did their parents name them this?:
If not parents, what decided their name?:
Why did you, their creator name them this?:
Do they enjoy these/this nickname(s)?:
History behind nickname(s):
Before going on with this sheet, take a moment to briefly describe this character as a whole, a character snapshot:
Realm/Universe(Real world, an anime verse, etc.):
Share about this realm(What's considered normal/average/within sanity for this realm/verse):
How old they appear:
Any history behind their sex
The Character ArcThe Character Arc4 years ago in Writing More Like This
The CHARACTER ARC
PLOT ARC: The events that happen while the characters make other plans.
CHARACTER ARC: The emotional roller-coaster that the character suffers while dealing with the Plot.
To make a story a cohesive whole, every single thing in it must be there for a reason. Every single character, object, location, and event must push toward the ending you have planned even if it doesn't look that way to the casual observer. In short, every scene in the story should either illustrate a characteristic attribute of a main Character or be an Event that makes your ending happen.
What the Character Arc does is map out the Emotional path your characters need to take to grow and change into the heroes and heroines your story needs to achieve your story's ending.
For the record, a Character Arc can be used all by itself as th
Profile Template (UPDATED 30/09/14)Profile Template (UPDATED 30/09/14)3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Breast Size/Chest :
Right Handed or Left Handed?:
Favourite Clothing Brand:
Motivation for NovelistsMotivating myself to write and keeping that motivation throughout a writing project is one of the biggest challenges I face as a writer. I get the impression a lot of other people struggle with it as well.Motivation for Novelists4 years ago in Writing More Like This
There are a lot of tools out there such as the Write or Die program and National Novel Writing Month designed to keep you motivated, but they're just gimmicks in my opinion. Writing takes a lot of time and effort, and we as humans need a very compelling reason to exert ourselves in such an extreme manner. A timer or deadline typically isn't good enough.
The only effective long-term motivator is a real, tangible reward. Finishing a novel is a great reward, but the gratification is too long coming to really work as motivation. So what reward system will actually keep you writing and rewriting until you can call your project officially finished?
Well, there's always chocolate. Aside from that, the only compelling reasons to keep writing are that you will literally go crazy if you don't
Detailed Profile Layout=Basics=Detailed Profile Layout5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Full name of Character:
Reason, meaning or purpose behind the name:
Reason for nickname:
= Physical Appearance =
How old they appear:
Glasses or contacts?:
Hair color length and style:
Weight and height:
Type of body (build):
Skin tone and type:
Shape of face:
Is s/he healthy?:
If not, why not?:
Do they look healthy?
Char's favorite color:
Least favorite, why?:
Least favorite music, why?:
Mode of transport:
Is their soft spot obvious, why/why not:
Type of childhood:
Commited any crimes?:
A Guide to Writing StyleA Guide to Writing Style6 years ago in Writing More Like This
Writing Style - The Bottom Line
Words are like sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. - Robert Southey
Prose is architecture, not interior decorating. - Ernest Hemingway
Writing style is made up of two things: cadence and variation.
Good style is clear, readable, and invisible. Its purpose is not to attract attention to itself but to transport readers into the world of your story. If your readers notice your style without purposefully intending to study it, your style needs to be improved and refined. Good style, however, is transparent so that your readers simply see the characters and world of your story rather than the words you use to portray them.
To write with cadence simply means that your writing should sound natural. If it sounds right to you, it probably is--but if it doesnt sound right,
Creating a New WorldCreating a New World4 years ago in Writing More Like This
Please copy and paste this into a Word document or deviation. Then highlight the information after the colons and type over it.
Time/Era: Exact year or approximate time
Name of Country: For fun, you could alter the name of an old country to amuse more educated readers. For example, I altered the Assyrian Empire's name for a conquering people to evoke images of brutality and Mesopotamia.
Geography: Keep track of all the places you mention and their approximate locations. I find it handy to draw a rough map of the area.
Landscape: Trees, soil, water, buildings... Imagine you were flying over the place in an airplane. What would you see down below? (And no, you can't write "screaming people who have never seen airplanes before and think the apocalypse has come.")
Housing: How big are the houses that the people live in, and what are they made of? If they're members of a migrant tribe, what do they use for shelter, and how do they
Nature vs. Nurture MemeHave you ever considered all the influences that make a character who they are? Environment is very important in shaping personality, but some traits are inborn and would probably influence them in some way no matter how they grew up. The purpose of this exercise is to think of how your character might have turned out if something about their internal or external environment was different.Nature vs. Nurture Meme4 years ago in Memes More Like This
First list details of the character's life that are canon to their back story. In each of the scenarios provided, assume that anything not altered by the scenario would be the same as canon. If a scenario closely matches canon, feel free to skip it. You can be as detailed as you want- anything from brief notes to a short story that describes how their life turned out differently. Please be sure to provide a link to the blank meme, and post your finished version in comments so I can feature it in the artist's comments.
Country the character grew up in:
Relationship with paren
Character Tips 1 - AppearanceCreating Characters AppearanceCharacter Tips 1 - Appearance4 years ago in Other More Like This
Here are a few tips to create the body of your new character. Appearance defines your character almost as much as personality. I hope something will be useful to you.
Is your character muscular? Tall and thin? Short and round? I think about body shape as basically height and weight. There are three basic body types that are also useful to know:
1) Ectomorph This is a delicate build. Pretty much tall and thin, there are more angles on these bodies than curves. Limbs and neck are also long and shoulders tend to be small. They often have a flat chest. Ectomorphs tend to have fast metabolisms.
2) Mesomorph A more athletic build. This type is more muscular. They have broad shoulders, a narrow waist and wide hips. This build gives women an hourglass type shape, with more curves than angles. Mesomorphs gain muscle easily.
3) Endomorph A rounder build. The abdominal area is more dominant with a high waist and n
Yaoi Writers: Are your Male Characters MASCULINE?Yaoi Writers: Are your Male Characters MASCULINE?5 years ago in Writing More Like This
Is your favorite Yaoi character
YOU as a guy -- only BETTER?
Are you committing a MARY-SUE/Gary Stu?
According to Aestheticism.com:
"The Mary Sue ... is the highest form of fannish devotion to a series. You like it so much you want to come play in it yourself. Most fan writers are content to do this by sneaking in under cover of one of the canon characters.
Slipping on my Hakkai mask, I jump in the jeep and set out for the west with Sanzou and the guyz, pretending all along that it's Hakkai telling the story I'm writing and not me at all..."
Except for one BIG problem...
-- Hakkai is a Guy, and he's showing Female Behavior -- not Male.
A common error that every beginning Female writer makes is that they assume that their male character will feel and react in the
The Narrative OC MEMEI. Choose up to five (5) of your favorite original story characters that will embark in this role-play. If you don't have five (5) then leave them blank (or create a character on the spot!) Be sure to give a little description of them:The Narrative OC MEME5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
II. One of your characters decides to make a grand entrance into a random tavern. How does that go? Pick either Character One or Character Four :
III. Jealous, Character Three tries to make a grand entrance as well but somehow fails why is that?
IV. A character is surrounded by many enemies and decides that the only thing they can do is fight! How does that go? Pick either Character Two or Character Five
V. Character Three is depressed and decides to get drunk.
VI. An event like no other takes place and Character One and Character Two get into a battle to the death. Who wins?
VII. Character Four or Character Five accidentally drink a love potion. Who do they fall in love wit
Full World Development MemeRenaissance Otaku's World Development Meme!Full World Development Meme4 years ago in Memes More Like This
Ratio of ocean to land:
General life expectancy:
Genre of story in which set:
Major events in history:
Major historical figures:
Major events in History:
Major Historical figures:
Ratio of forest to cleared land:
Ratio of water to land:
100Q to Develop a Character100 Questions to Develop a Detailed Character100Q to Develop a Character5 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Ever have trouble deciding what side of an argument your character will take? Do you have trouble remembering small details about your character, and often change them accidentally in the middle of a story? Try this list of one hundred questions to solidify your knowledge of your character. Feel free to use this and post it as its own deviation. Just please link it to me in a comment if you do. Try to answer the questions in as much specific detail as possible. This is for you, so there is no use in cheating on it. I would suggest doing two for each character: one for the beginning of your story, and one for the end, to reflect the changes that happen.
1. What is your character's name? Do they have a nickname?
2. Is your character male or female? What is their sexuality? What role does it play in your story?
3. How old is your character? Does their age matter to them emotionally or socially?
4. How tall is your character? Does it affect the