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Your Character's First Words
    A person’s first words can depend a surprising amount of influences in their early life. As with most things in the world, many studies have been conducted on the first words spoken by a baby as they grow. Here is a good place to record your character’s first word and when, where, why, and how they said it. It is important to define what makes a word here, however.
    When asked what a baby’s first word is, a great deal many people interpret the question as asking what were the first sounds to come out of the baby’s mouth that happen to be in the same order as a word that already exists. It is common for eager parents to interpret a stray word amongst a stew of incoherent babbling as their infant’s first word, whether it be a ma-maba-ba, or some other combination of baby sounds. An important distinction to make here is whether or not the sounds the youngster in question were meaningful. For
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Naming Your Character
    It’s a well-known fact that characters in stories have names. On occasion, a character’s name may never be made known throughout the tale, but the wonder of pen and paper and the words written thereon is that every detail must be referred to in some way, and whether or not a character is outright given a proper name, they have to be called something. Short stories may often call the main character what they are or may be told from the mind of the main character, who perhaps doesn’t think of his own name. As a story goes on, however, it becomes more and more difficult and tedious for both the writer and the reader to avoid properly introducing a character. The longer a narrative goes, the more likely it is to have named characters; and the more focus a character gets, likewise are they more likely to be given a proper name. But what to name these characters? Beginners often ask this question and it is indeed a question even experienced writers
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Blank Character Sheet 2.1.8 (390+ Questions!)
The accompanying Google Doc has a nice guide for each attribute!
"A quote from or about your character."
      - Book, Chapter
    General Information
Name Meaning:
Name Origin:
Other Names:
Birth Name:
Birth Date:
Birth Length:
Birth Weight:
Birth Place:
Manner of Birth:
First Word(s):
Death Date:
Death Place:
Manner of Death:
Resting Place:
Last Words:
Dominant Hand:
Astrological Sign:
ID Number/SSN:
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After some thought, I've decided that my update schedule for my writing resources is much too slow and erratic to go on accepting patronage for it. The truth is that the character sheet has fallen to the sidelines in my list of priorities and, between work duties and my main project - my worldbuilding - there really isn't much time left over to work on character sheets. Not enough to expect support for it, anyway.

That being said, I'm reverting my Patreon account to patron-only. Essentially that means I can still support other content creators for their hard work providing magnificent educational material of their own, but I can no longer receive money from people who deem my work worthy of investing in. I recommend taking a look at Artifexian for wordlbuilding videos and Geography NOW! for videos on world geography. They're much more deserving of your pledges than my work has been so far.

To be clear, this doesn't mean I'm abandoning all work on my Character Sheet and other resources here. I do intend to continue working on it all, piece by piece, as often as I need to or have the drive to, but considering it's been over a year since I last did anything to the Blank Character Sheet, I don't think it's fair of me to accept any kind of money for it.

At some point I hope to reopen my Patreon, but I can be fairly certain it would be for videos, blogs, publications, etc. concerning my worldbuilding rather than for any of the resources I've been working on here on deviantArt.

I hope you can understand where I'm coming from, and I'm sorry if I got anyone's hopes up when I opened the Patreon. I honestly thought my excitement for the project would last a lot longer than it did.


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James "Chugs" Pecke
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Teslarossa Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018
Happy birthday!
A-Rose-By-Any-Name Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
Happy birthday
OpheliaAlexiou Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional Writer
Excellent character sheet, had a few things in it I had to remove because they weren't relevant to the setting the literary character is based in, of course, and I did tack on an astrological sign thing under Zodiac because they're a little bit similar in that regard, I think, & and might just be interesting to know both things. Anyhow! It's an overall excellent character sheet and throughout almost all of it, I was able to quickly and easily skim down through it without even slowing down too much while putting in some good information. I admit there's parts that're making me stop and think for hours, but hey, that's not exactly a bad thing, either, for a novelist to have to do with character(s) that're going to appear in several books. Just wanted to say thank you for the time & effort you've put into this, and for not asking "If this character could be characterized by an object, which object would it be and why?" LOL
3L3KTR1KPUL53 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HEYO! love the character sheet! question: could i use this for a non-literature character? like a character bio? and another question, if i use the sheet for said character bio, i have to credit you for the template right? cant just use it without giving ya credit for such an amazing character sheet!
TheBoson Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Howdy! Sorry for the super late response!

You can use this character sheet for any character across any medium you like. It doesn't have to be literature or even fiction!
You can also post your completed sheet anywhere as long as you link back to the original deviation page. :)
imagine-all-the-art Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Can't remember if I said this already, but thank you for the llama :)
MissFelixia Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for the llama :)
OnePieceFan49 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Uh, thanks for the llama!
Xe55i5 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the llama!
DarkSignerYusei Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the llama
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