Hey everyone! I wanted to start a thread on here asking everyone about how you create characters. Do you use a template when generating the “people” that inhabit your fictional world? Do you follow a technique that aids you with the process? In the spirit of things, here is a little glimpse into my own approach - I am an avid gamer, so I personally use some AD&D software to mold the inhabitants of my world into interesting and compelling characters. This helps the inspirational process… for me, anyway. Granted, sticking just to that resource can be a bit “cookie-cutter”, but that is a start. I am the kind of writer that draws inspiration intensely from the world around me. Whether it’s a picture, a song, a character in a book, what-have-you, I am constant logging interesting ideas and saving them for later. Granted, I vastly change the depiction into something that is truly my own – no plagiarism here! So, feel free to post on here your methods of character creation, so that others can see what you use, which might help them in the process as well!