With Nanowrimo almost upon us, I’ve been brainstorming a new story, while trying to frantically finish writing Cursecaster. I’m getting there. I have a rough idea for the new plot, the setting, and the world-building are starting to take form, plus there are the two main characters needing more development. With the recent course I did, I’ll be nutting out their Incorrect Core Beliefs, their backstories, their mannerisms, their individual goals etc etc… the list goes on. So to make the writing easier, I thought I’d do some research on existing character sheets to make sure I don’t miss out on anything.
My plan for this story is to plot out a lot of the details, events, turns, the black moment, including the characters, with a romantic subplot. (Just in case you’re curious – no, my story has nothing to do with sheep). I want to have a synopsis written before I begin writing the first draft. There’s a lot to do, but it’s all doable, if I stop slacking off…hehe.
Anyway, as I’m knee-deep in sorting out the new story, I thought I’d share three cool character building sites I found that I know will come in very handy.
Character worksheets over at Adventures in YA & Children’s Publishing. There are also a number of links to other character creating sites.
Writers Store explains the secret to a great character – when I look at it this way, it makes so much sense.
Basics – Holly Lisle gives us the basics.
I’d love to know how you approach your character creations? Are you participating in Nanowrimo?