~Valuable Character Bio Creation Advice And Information~
• NONO: The BIGGEST nono for bios is putting something like “unknown” or “N/A” in a bio category of a character. First of all, why did you even include that category in your bio just to pass it up? It’s an eyeroll for a serious writer to see these things in bios. Even if the character or other characters don't know their name or even their age or parents, it should ALWAYS be listed in the bio. These are things that everyone has (unless they are a robot).
• CATEGORIES: I have included a blank bio form with all the categories I find to be necess
.:Create Your Own SPECIES Bio Template:. by Veidara, literature
.:Create Your Own SPECIES Bio Template:.
If you’re dabbling in the genres of supernatural, paranormal, fantasy, science fiction, and horror, you’re probably going to want to make at least one of your own species eventually. And that’s why I made this short and concise form for you to fill out! This form is free to use but only for those who give credit to me.
Outward distinguishable feature of species:
Any notable habits/tendencies:
Any enhanced or extra powers or abilities:
Describe how they discover, train, and harness their abilities:
Various strengths and skills of the species overall:
Various weaknesses and detriments of the species overall:
.:Things Every OC Bio Should Include:. by Veidara, literature
.:Things Every OC Bio Should Include:.
~Basic Bio Breakdown~
NAME: You should provide the character’s full name, even if it’s not what they go by. If they go by something else, include it in the same category like so: Joshua “Josh” Nickelson.
AGE: If your character is in a timeline where it’s simple enough just to list one age or a range of ages for them, then by all means, please do so. If you have a long, complicated series or a lot of time that passes in your book, show a birth year for your character instead—something we can measure things to.
APPEARANCE: This should contain everything there is to know about your character visually withou
Over 100 Questions To Develop Your OC Group! by Veidara, literature
Over 100 Questions To Develop Your OC Group!
Who is the…
---One with the most fear
---One who travels the most
---Best planner/most organized
---One who hates school most
---Most likely to succeed
---Best with time management
---Biggest blessing to others
---Closest with their family
---Glue who holds the group together
---Most embarrassing to have around
---One with the worst memory
---One most invested in their friends
---One who takes the best care of their body
.:Creating A Character Reference Sheet:. by Veidara, literature
.:Creating A Character Reference Sheet:.
A bullet pointed list of things to consider when composing • Personal struggle: It’s kind of obvious that my art and style have improved and changed in the bit over a year that I have been making reference sheets and that I could compose more elaborate digital references for my characters, but I prefer constancy in this particular instance. a character reference sheet.
• The name of your character should always be listed somewhere, whether it’s in the title of the piece or on the image itself.
• The entire idea of the reference sheet is to show who your character is. It makes more sense to do a standard standin
Over 100 Questions To Develop Your Character! by Veidara, literature
Over 100 Questions To Develop Your Character!
How do they react to…
---Someone in danger who isn’t hurt yet
---Someone in pain/injured
---School work load
---Loss of a friend
---Death of a family member
---New kids in school
---Being the new kid
---Being picked on
---Unintentional physical contact
---People who talk in excess
---Being at a club
---Getting in trouble at school
---Getting roasted by a friend
---Types of humor besides their own
---People of the opposite personality type
---Mainstream type people
---Memes and internet humor
---People who are needlessly lazy
---Being pulled into a fight
---Really early mornings
---Having to be a media
.:Developing Your Own Species:. by Veidara, literature
.:Developing Your Own Species:.
• Unusual Characteristics: Creating a species usually stems from the writer envisioning a character or a group with characteristics impossible for a human to have. Determine what odd characteristics you have in mind for your characters and collect them together to begin to form traits of a species. Determine any unusual markings or colorations, how they hold themselves, their tendencies, and begin to think about powers and special abilities apart from that which a human can do.
• Powers: Writing normal lice of life humans isn't for everyone. Characters with powers are unique and intriguing if you can write them as such. Be carefu
.:Creating A WORLD From The Ground Up:. by Veidara, literature
.:Creating A WORLD From The Ground Up:.
• When building a world for your original characters, its important to define everything that you can, though setting up these boundaries can be exhausting. Specify where necessary, but don’t waste all your time on trying to plan it out. It’s important to find some kind of balance and something you can stick with instead of being bogged down by too many details. Think reasonably; don’t think that you can build a functioning language, a dominant species, several animal species, culture diversity and working planet environments all in one night.
• Think of names for your planet and the various species that inhabit
.:Character Development: OUTWARD APPEARANCE:. by Veidara, literature
.:Character Development: OUTWARD APPEARANCE:.
More than you ever wanted to know about your OC’s outward appearance
• HOW PEOPLE PERCEIVE THEM: Kind of self-explanatory. Describe in general how other people see your character, what they think of them, and what their preconceptions about them may be.
• Example: Aerone is kinda weird because he doesn’t like to eat, but he really loves to dance. He’s kind of cool at the same time, because he’s great at dancing. People think he’s really cute, in a good looking but boyish way. People like him, and are surprised and impressed by his dedication and morals. People listen to him, because they know he beli
.:Creating A PLANET Template:. by Veidara, literature
.:Creating A PLANET Template:.
*FREE TO USE IF YOU LINK BACK TO THIS DEVIATION
Weather and seasons:
Planet’s make-up description:
Continents and regions:
Residents and animals:
Species appearance and abilities:
Myths and legends:
Current government and laws:
Currency and trade:
Space travel process:
Significant colorations of the geography:
Moons and description:
Description of solar system and location in it:
Galaxy name and location in it:
Dynamic with ot
.:Character Style Development:. by Veidara, literature
.:Character Style Development:.
A lot more to think about your character's style.
• What are their theme colors—the colors that they wear the most? What are their other preferred colors? What are the colors they would never wear?
• Does their color scheme hue tend to gravitate towards bright bold colors? Pastels? Super dark colors? Greys and blacks? All warm colors? All cold colors? A bunch of shades of the same single color?
• What repeated themes do they exhibit in their clothing—such as…spikes, graphics, skulls, plaid, goofy patterns, fluff, lace, ripped clothing, belts, netting, leather, ribbon, scarves, hats, stains, overly washed,
.:The Importance Of Creating A Bio:. by Veidara, literature
.:The Importance Of Creating A Bio:.
• Is creating a bio necessary? Many people might ask themselves this. They see all kinds of wonderful character art, reference sheets, and bios around and want the same thing for their own characters. But creating a bio isn’t ACTUALLY necessary.
• I always encourage people to make bios, but don’t feel bad that you don’t have a bio and certainly do not feel pressured to make and post one that you aren’t going to finish. If you’re going to make a bio, then go for it! I think you should. But finish what you start! Make sure the idea is complete. You can always add to it later as you develop your charact
Quick Character Sheet (Rough Draft) by raymix1000, literature
Quick Character Sheet (Rough Draft)
Title (Mr., Mrs, Sir, etc.):
Namesake*** (if applicable - in English, where did you get the name or how did you come up with it):
Nationality (if Human and from Earth):
Talents (if any):
Religious Belief (if any):
Favorite Entertainer (actor, musician, athlete, etc., you can make each section for them):
Choice of Weapon (if applicable, if martial art, that is a weapon):
Abilities (Magical, or Physical)