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    Character development outline?

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by Leatherworth Featherfist, May 4, 2011.

    Does anyone have a good outline or list of things that a writer should be aware of when creating a character?

    I usually just wing it, but recently I've realized that my characters have little depth. Of course sometimes I want my characters to be flat, depending on the tone of the story, but right now I am working on a character who is more complex than characters that I usually create. I want some depth.
     
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    A similar thread like this one was already created, but I'll post my outline here too..
    Name/Nicknames:
    Role in Story:
    Conflict/Challenge:
    Opponent(s):
    Supporter(s):
    Social Standing Traits
    Approximate Age:
    Profession:
    Education:
    Social Class:
    Relationships
    Spouse:
    Lover(s):
    Friends:
    Children:
    Parents:
    Others:
    Observable Traits
    Physical:
    Identifying Trait:
    Clothing:
    Scents:
    Habits:
    Mannerisms:
    Personality[/B]
    Emotional Style:
    Fear(s)/Flaws:
    Personality:
    Past:
    What makes them happy/motivated:
    What makes them sad/angry:
    Development in story:
    Conflicts and how it effects them:

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    That's what I worry about when I'm creating a complex character...
     
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    Thank you for the help.
     
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    Whether you call it a worksheet, an outline, or a checklist, I believe you are better off without them. There are many threads on the topic here. Search for Sheet (as in character sheet) as a thread title keyword.
     

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