Do you have any tips for "introducing" characters to people? I'm both a little shy and a lot unsure of how to share my characters, though I'd like to kind of "test run" people's reactions to them before I start posting my work! (I'm not trying to formally publish, I'll be doing online/maybe patreon type stuff. This is like my "training wheels" pet project, more for my own fun and practice - before trying out the big leagues!)
You would introduce them the same way that you would in a query letter or a synopsis:
- What is their name?
- How old are they? (if they are adults, you can use broader terms like “middle aged” or “retired”)
- What is their problem, motivation, and/or role in the story?
- What other details are necessary to understand this character at a basic level?
That’s pretty much all you need.