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Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Character Sheets: Greet and Meet Your MC
Hi all! So I'm thick in the middle of fleshing out a new world for my WIP. And I decided this time around I'd fill out some character sheets.
At first I thought, "Hmm, this feels like I'm applying for a job...for a fictional character."
Then I thought, "Darn it. This is making my brain hurt. Must...invent...personality traits...and...favorite colors? Gads."
And now, I'm loving it. It forced me to think about other dimensions of my MC's world I hadn't considered, like what gestures she has, her relationship with her society, and her goals in life.
Here's one sample of a character sheet I used. I looked at others but this was the one I liked the best.
Also, Adventures in Children's Publishing has some good worksheets on their sidebar.
Do you use character sheets? Have any good ones to share? Or do the idea of character sheets make you cringe?
Remember to take a minute to see this week's blog chain post on weird writerly habits by Laura Diamond!