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Fiction Character Templates

Links to templates or worksheets for creating and maintaining fiction characters

Blank Character Sheet (Over 370 Questions!)

Download to preserve formatting! Document Version Current Question Count: Approx. 387 This is a fairly comprehensive little dossier and should help anyone get to know their characters a little more...

Writers Helping Writers Character Profile Questionnaire

Writers Helping Writers character profile questionnaire - PDF link

Writers Helping Writers Reverse Backstory Tool

PDF download link.

A visual aid to help you see how your hero’s specific attributes, flaws, emotional wound (and lie the character believes about himself), as well as his deepest needs all tie into revealing inner motivation to achieve the outer goal.

Writers Helping Writers - Character Pyramid Tool

PDF direct link.

Visualize your character’s FLAWS & associated behaviors (for a deeper understanding of this tool, please reference The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws) - See more at:

Writers Helping Writers - Character Target Tool

PDF direct link.

Organize and group your character’s POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES by category: moral, achievement, interactive or identity (for a greater understanding of this tool, please reference The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes) - See more at:

Character Profile Blank

A Character Profile Blank for helping writers create characters - via, from Laura Hayden's "Left-Brain- Right Brain/Creativity Program"

Character Template Sheet

Character Template Sheet by Rin Chupeco (especially good if you prefer tons of detail!)

Character Profile Template -- ready to download

Rebecca Bertolucci - character profile sheet in .doc format, based on one from NaNoWriMo.

Extremely detailed character sheet template | Page 1 | Forum | Gaia Online

Gaia Online post of an extremely detailed character template. Copy.

Abridged Character Sheet

Download to preserve formatting! After a couple of requests for a shorter version of the massive 370-question character sheet I uploaded a couple of months ago, I finally narrowed it down to the 10...

Big-Ass Character Sheet (Updating)

Verse: (The universe your character belongs to. Can be original or fanfiction. [Ex: Original : The name of your book, movie, game or whatever. Fanfiction: Pokemon, Star Trek, Naruto, ect.)Date: (The date this sheet was completed.) Full Name: (Self explanatory)Pronunciation: (Self explanatory)Nickname/Alias: (Does your character have a pet name, fake identity, or any other thing they like to go by?

Character Traits Meme

Character Traits Sheet - positive and negative.
(categories are debated)

Author, Jody Hedlund: Character Worksheet


Character Perceptions

Perceptions: The glasses we all wear, whether we even realize it or not, distort our vision of the world around us and are filtered through our senses that give each and every one of us a unique pe...

Character Question Sheet

Background character questionnaire. Watch out for the adverts popping up from this angel fire site.

How to Create a Character Profile

by The Lazy Scholar The Internet Writing Journal, June 1998 how to create a character profile and a sample template.

Character 20 Questions

webpage and PDF download.

In-depth Character Sheet

This is basically a longer in-depth fill-in-the-blank character development guide. I use it once in a while if I'm writing about one specific character, or one character really stands out more than the rest.

Character Analysis Sheet

PDF direct link

100 Character Development Questions for Writers -

These 100 Character Development questions, written by my friend Rich Taylor, have come in handy so many times for me as a writer! I put Michael through these questions as I was working on his character development, way back when he was brand new to me and we knew nothing about each other.

OC Biography sheet

If you think something needs to be added, don't hesitate to let me know, comment about it! I'm aiming to make this in depth and high quality. Also, this sheet is not designed for fan-characters, mind you, it can be utilized that way, but it's not designed for it!

Detailed Character Template * Young Writers Society

PLEASE, IF YOU USE THIS, POST A REVIEW! I WOULD APPRECIATE IT. Writers block. We all have it. This is just one of my methods of dealing with it. This full, detailed character profile template that I've put together here asks plenty of those questions that you just don't think of sometimes.

Writer's Craft Character Worksheet

Direct PDF download

Novel in 30 Days Worksheet Index

To help you successfully complete your book in 30 days, here are nine worksheets to help you keep track of plot, scenes, characters and revisions. All of these worksheets originally appeared in Book in a Month by Victoria Lynn Schmidt and were also featured in the special issue Write Your Novel in 30 Days.