★ Daily Character Question ★

Puppet Strings
Write a scene where your Protagonist is approached by one of their companions, who soon requests a huge favor that could easily get both of them in trouble. How does your Protagonist react to this? And, above all, do they feel like their friend is taking advantage of them?

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I like how in cold as you taylor says “what a rainy ending given to a perfect day” and the rain represents sadness and misery but in clean, taylor uses rain to describe herself letting go of the past and cleansing herself. it’s like she took what used to tear her down and used it to become stronger and new

OC Ask Meme
  • 1:What is your OC's gender identity?
  • 2:What is your OC's romantic/sexual orientation?
  • 3:What is your OC's hair colour?
  • 4:How old is your OC?
  • 5:Which fandom is your OC from?
  • 6:Which Hogwarts house would your OC be Sorted into?
  • 7:Which Divergent faction would your OC be part of?
  • 8:What is your OC's fighting style, if any? Are they a rogue, a warrior, a mage?
  • 9:Do you think you'd get along with your OC if you met them? Why or why not?
  • 10:If you have more than one OC, would your OCs get along or would they clash? Why?
  • 11:Who are the five most important people in the world to your OC?
  • 12:What is your OC's relationship status? If they are in a relationship, who are they with?
  • 13:List three of your OC's strengths.
  • 14:List three of your OC's weaknesses.
  • 15:If your OC came upon a demon that took the form of your OC's biggest fear, what would they see or experience?
  • 16:What is your OC's clothing style? Do they have a specific colour palette that they tend to dress in?
  • 17:What is your OC's eye colour?
  • 18:Is your OC employed? If so, what is their job? If not, why not?
  • 19:Give a brief description (or a long one!) of your OC's backstory.
  • 20:Why did you choose your OC's name? Describe the process.
  • 21:What is your OC's favourite colour?
  • 22:What is your OC's MBTI type?
  • 23:Is your OC an introvert or an extrovert?
  • 24:What temperament is your OC; choleric, melancholic, sanguine or phlegmatic?
  • 25:List three ways you and your OC are similar.
  • 26:List three differences between you and your OC.
  • 27:What moral alignment is your OC?
  • 28:Is there anyone your OC would die for?
  • 29:If your OC lived in the world of ATLA, what type of bender would they be?
  • 30:What would your OC score on the Kinsey Scale Test?
  • 31:What race/species is your OC (human, elf, vampire, etc)?
  • 32:Which of the seven sins (lust, greed, gluttony, sloth, pride, envy, wrath) is your OC most guilty of?
  • 33:Which of the seven virtues (chastity, charity, diligence, humility, kindness, patience, justice) does your OC most embody?
(New and Improved!) Basic Character Statistics Template

Basic Information

  • Full Name:
  • Nickname(s):
  • Age:
  • Date of Birth:
  • Hometown:
  • Current Location:
  • Ethnicity:
  • Nationality:
  • Gender:
  • Pronouns:
  • Orientation: romantic and sexual
  • Religion:
  • Political Affiliation:
  • Occupation:
  • Living Arrangements:
  • Language(s) Spoken:
  • Accent:

Physical Appearance

  • Face Claim:
  • Hair Colour: can include links to images
  • Eye Colour: can include links to images
  • Height:
  • Weight:
  • Build:
  • Tattoos: can include links to images
  • Piercings: can include links to images
  • Clothing Style:
  • Usual Expression:
  • Distinguishing Characteristics:

Health

  • Physical Ailments: google the proper medical terminology
  • Neurological Conditions: google the proper medical terminology
  • Allergies:
  • Sleeping Habits: describe frequency, time spent, goes to sleep early/late, wakes up early/late
  • Eating Habits: describe if they have a special diet, healthiness, frequency, amount
  • Exercise Habits: describe the type, frequency, exertion
  • Emotional Stability: rate from 1-10 or describe/give reasons
  • Sociability: do they prefer to be alone or with other people, do they require alone time, how do they feel when alone/being social?
  • Body Temperature: hot-natured, cold-natured, or average
  • Addictions:
  • Drug Use:
  • Alcohol Use:

Personality

  • Label: look here
  • Positive Traits: look here
  • Negative Traits: look here
  • Goals/Desires: here are some tips
  • Fears: look here
  • Hobbies: look here
  • Habits: look here

Favourites

  • Weather:
  • Colour:
  • Music: genre, artist, style, etc.
  • Movies: genre, director, style, actors, etc.
  • Sport:
  • Beverage:
  • Food:
  • Animal:

Family

  • Father: can include the name/age/occupation of birth, step, sperm donor, adoptive, figure, etc.
  • Mother: can include the name/age/occupation of birth, step, egg donor, adoptive, figure, etc.
  • Sibling(s): can include name/age of blood, half, step, adoptive, etc.
  • Children: can include name/age of blood, half, step, adopted, etc.
  • Pet(s): can include name/age/species
  • Family’s Financial Status:

Extra

  • Zodiac Sign: look here for supposed traits
  • MBTI: try this
  • Enneagram: look here and be sure to google the most common title for that type
  • Temperament: look here
  • Hogwarts House: look here
  • Moral Alignment: look here
  • Primary Vice: look here
  • Primary Virtue: look here
  • Element: look here
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  • Creampuffs:Yay! What time?!
  • Carmilla Season 1:ahahaha sometime after 5, good luck and have fun refreshing
  • Carmilla Season 2:There's a new episode soon!
  • Creampuffs:Yay, what time?!
  • Carmilla Season 2:It will be posted on June 2, 2015 at 5:30 pm EST
  • Carmilla Season 2:*is posted the exact second the clock changes to 5:30*
An Introduction to Character Flaws

Creating a perfect character usually isn’t a good idea, so you might want to consider giving your characters a few well thought out flaws. There needs to be something internally that prevents them from reaching their goals or something that stops them from being the most wonderful/impressive person in the room.

Here are a few tips on writing character flaws:

Balance Negative/Positive

No one’s perfect, so your characters shouldn’t be either. We all have both negative and positive traits—some that drive people crazy and some that people talk about affectionately (Also, this depends on who you talk to). Maybe we have great ideas, but we never take the initiative to execute them properly. Flaws will help balance out your characters and make them feel real. This should be something beyond “I’m so awkward it’s adorable” or “I’m so pretty/handsome, but I don’t know it”.

Tie them into the plot

It’s super important that these flaws play into the plot somehow or they run the risk of falling flat for your readers. If your character is notoriously lazy or lacks motivation, how will this affect the rest of the story? Will your character have trouble snapping into action? If you don’t do something with these flaws, there’s no point in mentioning them. A great example is Ned Stark from Game of Thrones. He is loyal/honorable to a fault and it causes huge problems for him later down the line. Being honorable isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but depending on the story, it can cause a character’s downfall.

Get to know your characters

Creating great character flaws really comes down to knowing your characters on a deeper level. Some writers throw in flaws that don’t really matter because they don’t know what to do with their characters. Maybe they haven’t thought out the story enough or maybe they’re afraid readers will see their characters in a negative light. The truth is we like reading about people who are flawed because they feel real and relatable. There’s no one in the world who does the right thing all the time. Do some planning before you start penning your novel and you’ll be able to shape who your character really is and what they want.

-Kris Noel