Characterization Chart

Character’s Name: Sex: Age: 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 … Learn More →

Character Trait Exercises

Every person has many facets to his or her character. A good fictional character also is multi-faceted. In order for you to consider all the facets of your characters, write a description of a character as if you were a character witness testifying in defense of this person. Then write a description of the same character as if you were a character witness called by the prosecution. Remember, both parties are discussing the same character, so the characteristics discussed have … Learn More →