Resources for stories

Some of the Basics First:
Full Name —
Meaning of Name —
Nickname —
Birth Date —
Astrological Sign and Details —
Birth Place —
Age —
Nationality —
Race —
Hair Color —
Hair Style —
Shape and Features of Face —
Glasses or Contacts —
Eye Color —
Skin Tone —
Scars or Distinguishing Marks —
Disabilities —
Build or Body Type —
Height —
Weight —
Speech Patterns —
Tag Words —
Gestures —
Weakness —
Special Abilities or Powers —

Family and Childhood:
Mother —
Father —
Mother’s Occupation —
Father’s Occupation —
Family Finances —
Birth Order —
Brothers —
Sisters —
Other Close Family —
Best Friend —
Other Friends —
Enemies —
Pets —
Home Life During Childhood —
Town or City Name(s) —
Details of Town(s) or City(s) —
What Did His or Her Bedroom Look Like —
Any Sports or Clubs —
Favorite Toy or Game —
Schooling —
Favorite Subject —
Popular or Loner —
Important Experiences or Events —
Health Problems —
Culture —
Religion and beliefs —

Your Character’s Character:
Bad Habits —
Good Habits —
Best Characteristic —
Worst Characteristic —
Worst Memory —
Best Memory —
Proud of —
Embarrassed by —
Driving Style —
Strong Points —
Temperament —
Attitude —
Weakness —
Fears —
Phobias —
Secrets —
Regrets —
Feels Vulnerable When —
Pet Peeves —
Conflicts —
Motivation —
Short Term Goals and Hopes —
Long Term Goals and Hopes —
Sexuality —
Exercise Routine  —
Day or Night Person —
Introvert or Extrovert —
Optimist or Pessimist —

Likes and Styles:
Music —
Books —
Magazines —
Foods —
Drinks —
Animals —
Sports —
Social Issues —
Favorite Saying —
Color —
Clothing —
Jewelry —
Games —
Websites —
TV Shows —
Movies —
Greatest Want —
Greatest Need —

Where and How Does Your Character Live Now:
Home —
Household furnishings —
Favorite Possession —
Most Cherished Possession —
Neighborhood —
Town or City Name —
Details of Town or City —
Married Before —
Significant Other Before —
Children —
Relationship with Family —
Best Friend —
Other Friends —
Enemies —
Car —
Pets —
Career —
Salary —
Other Income —
Dream Career —
Dream Life —
Love Life —
Sexual Turn Ons —
Sexual Turn Offs —
Hobbies —
Guilty Pleasure —
Sports or Clubs —
Talents or Skills —
Intelligence Level —
Finances —
Greatest Strength —
Greatest Weakness —
Health Problems —
Culture —
Religion —

Your Character’s Life Before Your Story:
Past Careers —
Past Lovers —
Biggest Mistakes —
Biggest Achievements —


PART I. PHYSICAL

Full name

Date of Birth/Age

Address

Race/Ethnic Background/Nationality

Height

Weight/Body Build

Hair

Eyes

Peculiar Physical Traits
Glasses/Contacts
Smokes
Nervous Habits
Distinguishing Marks

Health

Smell

Voice

Usual Walking Style

Mannerisms

What type of clothes/shoes/accessories does he/she wear?

Any peculiar tastes in clothes/shoes/accessories?

Eating habits/mannerisms/tastes

PART II. GENERAL

Occupation/Social Class

Views on Money/Spending Habits

Education/Intelligence

Marital Status

Birth Order

Political Party/Views

Religious Beliefs/Strength of Beliefs

Sexual Orientation/Values

What is his/her usual disposition?
Optimist/Pessimist?
Introvert/Extrovert?
Confident/Self-conscious?

How does he/she feel about his/her appearance?

Type of car

Most important possession

Hobbies/Recreations/Sports

Talents

What is a normal day like for this character?

Greatest Fear

Major Goals
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PART III. RELATIONSHIPS

Significant Other/Relationship

Who does he/she live with?

Who does he/she spend the most time with?

Father/Relationship with him/Occupation

Mother/Relationship with her/Occupation

Siblings/Relationships

Children/Ages

Best Friend

Other Important Friends

Feelings toward animals

How does he/she view his family?

How does he/she view his friends?

How does he/she view his boss/co-workers/employees?

How does his family view him?

How does his friends view him?

How does his boss/co-workers/employees view him?

Who is his hero?

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