Writing Tools: 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.

I included some links in the blank character sheet so you could easily get some ideas and inspiration … be sure to make a copy of the blank character sheet before you start filling one in and lose all those valuable links!

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

 

Character: First, Last Names

 

Character Sheet:
Name / Alias:
Name Meanings:
Story Appearances:
First,
Middle,
Last
Name
Meanings
& Pronunciations
Series:
Title:
Universe:
Gender:
Age:
Race/Spc:
Height:
Weight:
Story Roles:
M/F/O
Start/End
Human/Mix
5’10”
150 lbs
Sexuality:
Hair:
Eyes:
Archetype:
Enneagram:
Story Themes:
Str8/Gay/O
Color,
Style
Color,
Special notes
Spouse/O:
Religions:
Residence:
Occupation:
IQ:
Affiliations:
Single
Married
Love interest
Religions
Beliefs
Spirituality
City,
State,
Country, Planet
Student
Work
Volunteer
Political
Religious
Social
Birthday:
Birthplace:
Storydates:
Deathday:
Deathplace:
Classes:
MM/DD/YEAR
or
Unknown
City,
State,
Country, Planet
or Unknown
Start:
10/31/2004
End:
10/31/2021
MM/DD/YEAR
or
Undetermined
City,
State,
Country, Planet
or Unknown
Prestige: Pathfinder RPG
Mother:
Father:
Guardians:
Genetic Mother
Genetic Father
Adoptive Parent(s)
Guardian(s)
Siblings:
Friends:
Enemies:
Brothers
Sisters
Sidekick
Mentor
Skeptic
Antagonist
Contagonist
Generally don’t like
Strength:
Dexterity:
Constitution:
Intelligence:
Wisdom:
Charisma:
Alignment:
Skills:
Powers:
Transformations:
Fighting Styles/Languages/Training
Artificial, Genetic or Magic Abilities
Artificial, Genetic or Magic
Clothing:
Accessories:
Marks/Scars:
Fashions, Specialties
Augments, Jewelry, Technology
Birthmarks, Scars, Tattoos
Character Arc Progression:
Inner Motive
Outer Conflict
Inner Conflict
The Lie
Wound/Fear
Resolution
Beginning
Middle
End
Character Strengths:
Mental
Physical
Character Weaknesses:
Mental
Physical
Character Inventories:
Items
Vehicles
Weapons
Character Introduction:
Other Notes:
Example:
Faybel is a young lady (half-Umamun & half-Elvi) of 16 living on a little farm on Erset and knows that she was adopted as an infant.
Jaylin finds Faybel to inform her that she is the heir to the Eldar Empire, in the Abzu Galaxy of the Akasha Universe, and that if she doesn’t at least try to save her home planet, then both her adoptive parents and her birth father could be in danger.
Like most Elvi, Faybel has an eidetic memory (although extremely rare in Umamun, it’s common among Elvi).

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