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 Form- ShortBasic StatisticsCharacter Profile Form- Short6 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Socioeconomic level as a child:
Socioeconomic level as an adult:
Describe their dwelling/house:
Describe their bedroom:
Most important childhood event that still affects him/her:
Other memories/events that still affects him and why/how:
Past failures he would be embarrassed to have people know about and why:
Biggest role model:
Describe their smile:
How does he dress:
Are they generally balanced or clumsy?:
Describe their walk:
Notes on Character DevelopmentHey, so here's somethings that I picked up about getting into a character's head, for chara development, and chara contrast w/in a cast. Everything is driven by motivation. If you ever feel like you don't know how a character should act, pick an action then ask yourself "Why does THIS character do that? How would the OTHEr character react in the same situation?" this'll help balance it out so the characters dont' wind too similar.Notes on Character Development5 years ago in Writing More Like This
1. Are the characters internally/externally motivated. Think of it from those writing classes that talked about man vs man conflict, and man vs self conflict.
Ex: A character is victim to a crime. They blame the government for not having done more to prevent it. The source of the conflict is: The government. Therefore they may be externally motivated to improve the government so that doesn't happen again.
Ex: A character witnesses a crime. The government sentences the wrong person to death. The chara feels guilty for having not done more to prove that person'
Blank Original Religion MemeBasicsBlank Original Religion Meme3 years ago in Writing More Like This
Name of religion:
Meaning of name:
Where is the religion located? (If your religion isn't located on Earth, then be sure to be specific with the location):
Where do members gather, if at all? Or are their beliefs more of a private thing?:
What kind of deities do they believe in? Why are these deities important to them?:
Are they Monotheistic or Polytheistic? What about Henotheistic? Panentheistic?:
Are these deities omniscient, omnipresent, or omnipotent? Or are they merely powerful beings?:
Do these deities accept sacrifices? What kind?:
Can mortals interact with the deities in any way? Do the deities respond at all?:
Explain how followers worship the deities:
Briefly explain the main idea of your religion:
What are the church's dominant values? What happens if someone breaks or dishonors these values?:
Name the taboos within the church and the punishments for breaking these taboos:
What are some folkways of your church (ex: being expected to
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:
1 to 1: Character DevelopmentContents:1 to 1: Character Development7 years ago in Devious Fun More Like This
Part 1: Identity
Part 2: Physical Profile -
Part 3: Special Abilities
Part 4: History
Part 5: Interests
Part 6: Personality and Personal qualities
Part 7: Image and Outlook
Part 8: Relationships
Part 9: Lifestyle
Part 1: Identity
1. What is your name? Do you have a nickname?
2. What is your gender?
3. When were you born and what is your age? So what is the current year?
4. Are you still alive?
5. Are you from Earth? If not please describe where you live:
6. Where were you born? Can you describe this place?
7. Where do you currently live? Can you describe where you live?
8. What is your current occupation? Have you ever had any other occupation(s)? If you have no occupation what do you aspire to be?
9. Would you describe yourself as either good or evil? Do you ever wish to change?
Part 2: Physical Profile:
10. Are you a machine? If so are you humanoid?
If you said yes and are humanoid carry on with
Blank Character Profile - Huge CREATIONBlank Character Profile - Huge8 years ago in Scraps More Like This
Character's Full Real Name:
Age (Lived Years):
Original or Fan Character:
Profile Creation Date:
Hair Length / Cut:
Body Hair Colour(s):
OC Profile helperBASIC INFOOC Profile helper6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
The element that your abilities harness:
WHO ARE YOU?
Where you live:
Your best means of transportation:
Knight or Damsel?:
Love or Money:
TV?(If yes, what do you watch?):
Most Prized Possessions:
Place to be:
Subject in School:
Worst way to die:
Best way to die:
One thing to change in the past?:
Day or night:
Weapon of Choice:
Goal in life:
Whats in your room?:
First thing you notice about people?:
First thing they notice about you?:
Favorite Shiny Th
Big-Ass Character Sheet (Updating)Big-Ass Character Sheet (Updating)5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Verse: (The universe your character belongs to. Can be original or fanfiction. [Ex: Original : The name of your book, movie, game or whatever. Fanfiction: Pokemon, Star Trek, Naruto, ect.)
Date: (The date this sheet was completed.)
Full Name: (Self explanatory)
Pronunciation: (Self explanatory)
Nickname/Alias: (Does your character have a pet name, fake identity, or any other thing they like to go by? Put it here.)
Meaning: ([Ex: Emily means "admiring" and William means "protector"] If you aren't sure your character's name has a meaning look it up, I'm sure you'll find something. If it's a fantasy name you made yourself, give it a meaning.)
Origin: (How did you come up with your character's name?)
Title: (Do have a title along with their name? [Ex: Sir, Captain, Ms.])
Pet Name: (What do other people call your character? [kid, squirt, babe, ect] May be insulting, endearing, or a combination of both. May have more than one, if other characters call them different things.
ID Number: (A num
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 Bio Sheet -BLANKName:Character Bio Sheet -BLANK6 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Time of birth:
Country of Origin:
-Funds (On person):
-Funds (In bank):
Hair: (color and length)
Description of daily surroundings:
The Useful Character ProfileThe Simple, Clean, and Actually Kind Of Useful Character Profile FormThe Useful Character Profile5 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
Character QuestionnaireCharacter Questionnaire4 years ago in Writing More Like This
Convenient location for consolidating facts (986 mg)
Useful reminders (310 mg)
Advice (127 mg)
This is a questionnaire meant for recording important information in a convenient place to facilitate consistency.
Copy and paste text into a Sta.sh Writer, .txt, or Microsoft Word document. Highlight information after the colons and type over it. When writing, record facts about your character here to keep track of them.
The questionnaire is not a substitute for proper character development.
Do not use if you have not written any scenes with this character.
Stop and ask a doctor if you find yourself uncertain about what the answers to many of these questions are.
Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away, and purchase a new computer.
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
Cross-Genre Character Profile1.Physical Description / Basics Human:Cross-Genre Character Profile6 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Facial details / structure:
Hair color / length / style:
Typical / current clothing:
Accessories / makeup:
Unusual features: (freckles, scars, tattoos, birthmarks ect.)
Voice and speech:
Minutia: optional (anything you want to include to give a clearer picture of what your character looks like, i.e. physical mannerisms like paces when thinking, tendency to talk with their hands ect or physical details not covered in the other sections.):
1.Physical Description / Basics ? Non-Human:
- Body material:
1.Organic living tissue. Additional info: warm or cold blooded? Color of blood?
2.Organic nonliving tissue. Additional info: source of animating power?
3.Inorganic material. Additional info: power source? -
Structure: (general body organization, i.e. biped, quadruped, serpentine, amorphous ect. - if your chara
The Subtle STATIC TRAITThe Subtle STATIC TRAIT4 years ago in Writing More Like This
The Subtle STATIC TRAIT
Secret Weapon of the Clever Writer
The Static Trait is the small personal HABIT an individual character displays which reveals their personal Neurosis, their driving NEED, especially in stressful situations. This habitual or even ritual behavior acts as both their greatest source of trouble and the linchpin to their success. It's the individual character's "Accident Waiting to Happen".
The most obvious place to find visible Static Traits is in both Comedies and Tragedies. These stories (and movies) RELY on their characters' Static Traits to linchpin the plot.
What made Laurel and Hardy so funny, were the little neurotic habits -- the static traits -- that would appear under stressful situations. Abbot and Costello built whole routines on Bud Abbot's little twitchy responses. The climactic scene in every one of their movies involved Abbot in a panic attack. You spent half the movie going "Oh no! Don't! Don't! Don't!...AH! He did
Tips In Effective CharactersNotes on creating effective charactersTips In Effective Characters7 years ago in Writing More Like This
Motivation: When considering a character, always ask yourself why? Question your characters motive for everything they do, think, or say. Delve into the psychology of your character. Dont just make them insane for no reason, or just always happy, or anything that cant have backup. Every thing has a reason, and this should be relatively obvious to your readers, unless you mean to keep it a secret; but a good, solid character has depth. One creates depth through a deep understanding of their characters past, psychology, and motives.
Stick to what you know: Its hard to have a deep understanding for your character, if they have no basis in reality. It doesnt mean you cant have superheros or fantasy elements, but their traits and personality are still realistic. Even in an alternate universe, there is a state of consistency. Lack of consistency creates an unbalance and a poor
The Art of VILLAINYThe Art of VILLAINY5 years ago in Writing More Like This
The Art of VILLAINY ~ Making Realistic Villains for your Fiction ~
"People will do far more to Avoid Pain than they will to Seek Pleasure."
-- CIA Profiler Gavin DeBecker on Human Nature
When I craft a villain, I go out of my way to make darned sure that my fictional villains are as realistic as the villains we face in real life. I begin by giving them ordinary human Issues.
Within every villain (fictional and non-fictional) there's a human issue at core that drives them to BE villains in the first place. Even mass murderers have reasons (however twisted) for doing what they do.
NO villainous action is RANDOM.
The victim may be randomly chosen, but the action -- no matter how twisted -- always has a reason behind it. That reason is ALWAYS driven by a very human issue triggered by an unfulfilled and essential human need.
Key Human Issues:
* Desire for Connection
Character Creation Form-BlankCharacter Creation Form-Blank5 years ago in Writing More Like This
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?
Writing Emotions VISUALLYWriting Emotions VISUALLY5 years ago in Writing More Like This
Writing Emotions VISUALLY
"What is ...VISUAL writing?"
-- Visual writing is when the reader can SEE your story unfolding in their imaginations just like a movie.
* Non-visual: It was a dreary day.
* Visual: Icy rain slithered down the window glass from an iron gray sky.
This is more commonly known as SHOWING vs. TELLING.
* Telling: It was a dreary day.
* Showing: Icy rain slithered down the window glass from an iron gray sky.
"What's wrong with just...Telling them?"
-- The problem lays with Reader interpretation. Abstract (poetic) words and ideas rely on the readers' interpretation of what those words mean to them personally.
She was woefully depressed.
* How does Big Bird act when he's woefully depressed?
* How do Y
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
Character Development QuestionCharacter Development Question5 years ago in Other More Like This
Individual Character Sheet
Name: (Full name, and nicknames).
Age/Birth Date: (x-) / (mm/dd/yyyy)
Race/Origin:Race (Country ; (father/mother) + Race ( Country; father/mother)
Birth Place: City, Country.
Zodiac Sign: (Depending on the culture they identify with, or what you're familiar with)
Class In Society Now/ Growing Up: (Lower/Middle/Upper; City/Country)
Gender: (What do they identify as? Ex. Female, Male, Trans, Gender queer, etc.)
Orientation: (Preference in partner(s). )
Main/Major/Minor/Side (Circle or Highlight)
? relationship to main character:
Character Transition: (How do they change from the start of the story to the end.)
Quick Look Characteristics
Zodiac Sign Stereotype: (Include only relevant information.)
Best: (Simple 1 to 3 word, words only.)
Worst: (Simple 1 to 3 word, words only.)
This character is capable of: lying, cheating, stealing, killing, fighting, hating. (Circle or highlight)
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