Wow, can’t believe it’s day 4 of the blogging challenge already. If you haven’t already, check out my other posts about what inspired me to become a writer, how to write when you don’t feel like it, and how a pantser outlines.
One of the most important things in any story is characterisation. So it’s always a good idea to write a profile for any character you write about whether it be in a short story, comic or novel. Your readers won’t connect to your characters if they don’t seem real.
I always find it helpful to write a profile for my character and it helps me get to know them and understand what motivates them. Character profiles are good for any genre you may write in but depending on which one you do write in you may want to add other things. For example, if you’re a fantasy author like me then you many want to add things like what powers and other abilities the character has.
Here’s a basic character outline that I use for my own characters:
What would you add to your character profiles?