Characterization Chart

Character’s Name:

Physical appearance (body type, hair, eyes, facial features, dress, posture, movements, mannerisms, speech):

Personal history that may influence motivation (education, religion, family, early childhood experiences, financial situation, profession, marital status, other relationships, habits, surroundings/environment, health):

The inner person (distinctive personality traits, self-image, yearnings/dreams, fears/apprehensions, sense of humor, code of ethics, attitudes):

Other details (hobbies, favorite foods, colors, books, music, art):

Positive traits:

Negative traits (character flaws):

Why is important for this character to have these traits/attitudes to play his or her intended role in your novel?

This article was taken from the course Fundamentals of Fiction Writing. Click here to register for the course now!

Comments are closed.