Character Sheets

A quick and easy way to create character sheets that I just love. Perfect for a handy reference to little details you have to be consistent with throughout your book(s). It’s going to help me greatly with my secondary characters, especially, who only occasionally pop in. Check it out, and while you’re there, be sure to check the links on Overview and Series Premise. This is good stuff! 🙂 Don’t forget to pass it along! And thanks to Staci for this very helpful series!

Story Empire

Ciao, amici. We’ve been discussing the story bible. So far, we have the overview and the series premise. Today, we’re going to cover character sheets.

character sheet

There are a few things you absolutely need to keep consistent when you create a character. Appearance, age, and the character arc. Filling out this simple form will give you an easy, at-a-glance reference that helps you keep all these things straight. (If you’re interested in this specific form, click on the graphic to download it to use as-is or manipulate for your own needs.)

The first column is simply the characters’ names. Make sure you write first and last. This will keep you from changing the spelling or the last name (which isn’t mentioned frequently) later in the story. Once you have a row for each main character, color code them so they are easy to distinguish. And if you write in Scrivener…

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