Writer’s Tools: Creating a Character Sheet

I can’t even count how many hours I’ve spent searching for and looking at Character Forms, Character Profiles, Character Sheets, Character Worksheets … you name it, I searched for it and looked at it.

Nothing ever clicked. No character sheet ever seemed to have just enough details, without it being too much information. So I created my own.

I’m sharing it here with you to use in your own stories and development.

Let me know what additions and subtractions you’ll make in your own sheet.

Click Here to Download an advanced Character Sheet

Name/Alias:
First, Middle, Last … Alias or Nickname

Name Meanings:
Name Meanings and Pronunciations

Story Appearances:
Series, Title, Universe

Story Roles:
Protagonist, Antagonist, Sidekick, etc.

Story Themes:
Boy meets Girl, Good versus Evil, etc.

Affiliations:
Political, Social, Religious, etc.

Gender:
Male, Female, Other

Age:
Beginning age, Ending age

Race/Species:
Human, Elf, Animal, etc.

Height:
Feet, Inches

Weight:
Pounds

Hair:
Color, Style, etc.

Eyes:
Color, Notes, etc.

Sexuality:
Straight, Gay, Other, etc.

Spouse/Other:
Married, Single, etc.

Religion:
Specific or Spirituality

Residence:
City, State, Country, World

Occupation:
Career, Job, Student, etc.

Birthday:
Month, Day, Year

Birthplace:
City, State, Country, World

Deathday:
Month, Day, Year

Deathplace:
City, State, Country, World

Story Dates:
Month, Day, Year to Month, Day, Year

Archetype:
Leader, Personality, etc.

Enneagram:
Types 1 thru 9

Family:
Mother, Father, Guardians, Brothers, Sisters, etc.

Friends:
List of friends

Enemies:
List of enemies

Skills:
Fighting Styles, Languages, Training, etc.

Powers:
Artificial, Genetic, Magic, etc.

Transformations:
Artificial, Genetic, Magic, etc.

Clothing:
Fashion/style, Special, etc.

Accessories:
Augments, Jewelry, Magical, Technology, etc.

Marks/Scars:
Birthmarks, Scars, Tattoos, etc.

Character Arc:
Beginning, Middle, End

Character Strengths:
Magical, Mental, Physical, etc.

Character Weaknesses:
Magical, Mental, Physical, etc.

Character Inventories:
Magical, Technology, Vehicles, Weapons, etc.

Character Introduction:
First paragraph of entrance to story universe

Other Notes:
Anything not covered above

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