Character Template: Past

  This section of the character template has only two sections but I think you will usually write lots in here. Feel free to share in the Comments section any additions or modifications you make – your insights might be helpful to others!   CHILDHOOD: LIFE-CHANGING EVENTS (3+):

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Character Template: Schedules

  Your character’s schedule is a reflection of their past, present, and future socioeconomic status. It also gives insight into who your character interacts with regularly. This template looks at work, public, and private life. I include how the character sees others and how others see the character. I also include sections for how each […]

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Character Template: Skills

  What your character can and cannot do – as well as how he does them – goes a long way toward opening and closing options for scenes and scene tension. Something your character struggles with can be an obstacle in a scene or an area for growth. Proficiency at a skill gives insight into […]

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Character Template: Attitudes and Personality

Attitude affects your character’s thoughts, your character’s actions, and your character’s perceptions. I include education in the attitude section because I believe the educational experience is an important influence on attitude. My character sketch embeds attitude into several other sections. Feel free to share in the Comments section any additions or modifications you make – […]

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Character Template: Physical

The world of your book is a very visual one so it is a good idea to know how your character looks and acts. Your characters appearance affects the assumptions made about him and how he is treated both by other characters and the reader. This character template is designed for people – both human […]

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NaNoWriMo Rescue

  National Novel Writing Month is coming up fast – just a month away – and I’m getting excited. Whether you have trouble meeting the 50k word goal or want to stretch yourself a bit more, this month’s blogs were tailor-made for you. First up is the 7 Point Plot Structure, styled after the popular […]

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