Character Creation – Personality Traits

Great characters are not black and white, like real people, they are full of colour, full of twists and turns, failings and saving graces. Great characters are what writing stories is all about. If we can’t fall in love with the main character of a story we read, despise or fear the antagonist or swoon over…

Character Sheet – Madra’s Chair

I’ve used the following image to inspire a very short scene, a reaction from three characters to a single object, an old chair. Madra Flemming Madra walks around the lone chair, examining it’s flaws and assets, how she can use it to full effect or replace it with something more suitable to her needs. She…

Character Sheet – Madra Flemming Interview

LAYER THREE: INNER VALUES AND MANNERISMS Why do you want the ancestral planet? Because it is our ancestral home. Why? My ancestors were emperors before they were all executed or sent to this rock. Why? Why what? Why were they emperors or why were they sent here? Really they are they same answer. They were…

Character Sheet – Lexie’s Chair

I’ve used the following image to inspire a very short scene, a reaction from three characters to a single object, an old chair. Lexie Petrone Lexie looks at the old chair. She notices it’s solid structure. Places her hands on the top rung she feels the woods strength. There’s a few spots where it wiggles…

Character Sheet – Lexie Petrone Interview

LAYER THREE: INNER VALUES AND MANNERISMS Why did you become a nurse? I like helping people. Why? It feels right. Like an obligation almost. Why? I don’t know, because my parents killed so many during the wars, this is my chance to give back. How do you feel about your parents, most people think of…

Character Sheet – Ed’s Chair

I’ve used the following image to inspire a very short scene, a reaction from three characters to a single object, an old chair. Next week I’ll post the character sheet, interview and chair reaction from Lexie (the female romantic lead) and the antagonist the following week. Edsel Flemming Ed looks at the beat up old…

Character Sheet – Edsel Flemming Interview

LAYER THREE: INNER VALUES AND MANNERISMS 1. Why are you a Securities Pilot? It seemed like a good career choice. Why? Your always active, doing something. It’s an adrenaline rush every day. Why? Because you’re always on the edge of your seat, fighting the good fight. Why? Because we are trying to defend people against…

Character Sheet – Edsel Flemming

I’m currently using this character sheet formula to create my characters. Here’s the WIP for my scifi romantic lead. Edsel Flemming LAYER ONE: THE GAMESHOW INTRODUCTION. An impetuous risk taker, determined to marry the woman he loves. LAYER TWO: PICKING APART THE OVERVIEW Impetuous Risk taker Determined Marriage Love of woman Age: 32 (age 7…