Character Sheets for writers

When I first started writing I didn’t have a plan whatsoever. I knew my story, my main characters and the ending (big yay on that) and just started typing. The more I wrote, the more I got to know my characters. They became ‘alive’. Nowadays I like to work more structured when it comes to characters. There is actually a very simple way to ‘create’ a flesh and bone basic character. I just use a character sheet.

You can find many examples of character sheets but I found 2 that work best for me. One is very detailed, the other not so much. To be honest, I use the less detailed one, because that’s easier.

# 1: Epiguide Character chart for fiction writers: 

Very detailed chart you can download in pdf .doc or .rtf. You can download it here.

# 2: The Writers circle creative writing workshop.

Discover your characters by 20 simple questions. You can download it here in .pdf.

Since I use Scrivener for my writing, I copy paste the character sheets to my list of characters. This way I get to keep developing my character while writing by adding anything I want to this sheet.

I hope this helps you like it helped me!

 

3 thoughts on “Character Sheets for writers

  1. Thank you so much for sharing these. The character questions are great. A brilliant extension of the one I have. Added depth. Thank you.

    1. hi Pete,

      I’m glad I was of any help 🙂
      It’s one of the things that helped me ‘peel’ my characters.

  2. Definitely. I started using Scrievener this year too and it’s amazing. Especially now I’ve found dictation. Productivity has gone through the roof. Thanks for sharing. Hope the writing process goes well for you.

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