Making a Character Aesthetics Board

I personally love making these.  It’s not exactly procrastination because you are finding things for your character or world and giving yourself a visual….but it kind of is procrastination too. Why?:  Good question as I just said that this is a procrastination sort of thing.  But its also great to inspire yourself and give yourself […]

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Getting to Know Your Characters Appearance

Basics -Height- Eye Color- Weight-  Hair Color-  Build – Pigmentation- Age- Gender- Ethnicity- Scars- Identifying Features   Life Style – Habits- Quirks- Jobs- Hobbies- Vices- Virtues-   Clothing/ Appearance -Makeup- Work clothing- Daily clothing- Shoes- Nails- Running errands- Tattoos-   Body Language -Nervous Ticks- Gait- Eye Contact- Posture- Personal Space- Gestures-

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4 Unforgivable Sins You Need to Watch Out for With Your Flawed Heros

It is important to make a distinction in between a flawed hero and one that cant be forgiven at all.  Readers will forgive pretty much everything, given the right circumstance.  But not these things.  Unless you want your character to be crazy unlikeable, these are things that you should avoid if there is any hope […]

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Traits of a Flawed/Anti Hero

We know them, we love them, sometimes we shouldn’t, but we still do.  Making an Anti/ Flawed/ Tragic hero isn’t something that’s easy though and I have come across a few that seem to forget certain traits that are needed for the hero not to just be a douche bag and villain. What Is an Anti-Hero or […]

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Character Motivation & Consistency

So let’s take a moment to talk about character consistency.  This is something that I find a lot of people have a hard time with and a lot of it has to do with the actual development of the character in itself.  When making a character, we pick out traits and experiences that define our […]

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