Pick your favorite name and write a character sketch* for a person with that name.
Pick your favorite name and write a character sketch* for a person with that name.

*What is a character sketch? This is essentially where fictional characters are born. In a character sketch, you are creating who this character will become. Below you will find an outline to help you with a character sketch. 

While it’s always good to be as complete as possible when creating a character, you are the author, so feel free to add or take things out: 

Character’s Name:

I. Physical Description

A. Hair

1. the color

2. the style it is normally kept in

3. any striking features about it

B. Eyes

1. their color

2. glasses or no glasses?

3. any striking features about them

C. Height/Weight

1. height

2. weight

3. body type

D. Style of Dress

1. clothing style

2. particular colors

3. regular outfits

E. Speech

1. a particular accent

2. certain words or phrases the person might say

F. How Character Feels About Physical Appearance

1. brief sentence or two about the character’s feelings about their appearance written from character’s view

2. ways the character appears to be working on their appearance

II. Personality

A. Mannerisms

1. certain little thing the character likes to do, like tearing up napkins while waiting for food at a restaurant

2. another certain little thing the character likes to do

B. Bad Habits

1. Bad Habit 1

2. Bad Habit 2

C. Strengths/Weaknesses

1. strengths

2. weaknesses

III. Likes/Dislikes

A. Likes

1. Like 1

2. Like 2

B. Dislikes

1. Dislike 1

2. Dislike 2

IV. Family

A. Parents

1. mom

2. dad

B. Siblings

1. sibling 1

2. sibling 2

C. Extended Family

1. extended family member 1

2. extended family member 2

V. Hobbies

A. Hobby 1

1. details about hobby

2. character’s feelings about hobby

B. Hobby 2

1. details about hobby

2. character’s feelings about hobby

VI. History

A. Childhood

1. event

2. event

3. character’s feelings about childhood

B. Teen Years

1. event

2. event

3. character’s feelings about teen years

C. Young Adulthood

1. event

2. event

3. character’s feelings about young adulthood

D. Just Before the Story Begins

1. event

2. event

3. character’s feelings about events

VII. Conflicts

A. Inner Conflicts

B. Outer Conflicts

 

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