Character Development Worksheet

Jam & Judicious Advice

Create a Character

NAME:
Nickname:
Meaning/History:
Notes:

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
Gender:
Age:
Age claimed:
Birthday:
Astrological sign:
Hair color:
Shape/style/length:
Eye color:
Vision:
Skin tone:
Marks (freckles, birthmarks, tattoos, scars):
Height:
Weight:
Build/Body shape:
Mannerisms:
Parents & Siblings:

RESIDENCE:
Country:
State:
County:
City:
Street:
Type of Home:
Condition of Home:
Reason/History of Home:
Time in this Home:
Roommates/Housemates/Guests/Family In Home:
Grounds:
Outside Upkeep Habits:
Interior Design:
Furnishings:
Inside Upkeep Habits:

PERSONALITY:
Character’s Best Trait (to character):
Character’s Actual Best Trait:
Character’s Worst Trait (to character):
Character’s Actual Worst Trait:
Character’s Motto (to character):
Character’s Actual Motto:
Hopes/Dreams/Desires:
Religion/Philosophy:
Politics:
Temperament:
Actions while Angry:
Actions while Happy:
Hates:
Reaction when presented with above:
Loves:
Reaction when above are threatened:
Vices:
Type of Self Rewards and When:
Type of Self Punishments and When:
Biggest Regret & Why:
Reaction to Adversity:
Reaction to Triumph:
Manners Alone:
Manners Around Same Gender:
Manners Around Opposite Gender:

CURRENT INFORMATION:
Time of Story (past, present, future, era):
Occupation:
Occupational goals:
Occupational “lingo”:
Awards/Recognition:
Emotional reaction to work:
Notes on “Work Personality”:
Skills:
Income:
Income goals:
Saves or spends:
Favorite thing to purchase:
Wants to purchase:
Hobbies/Leisure pursuits
Biggest accomplished achievement in life:
Awards/Recognition (non-work):
Current Relationship:
Relevant Friends:
How the character relates to each:
Current relationship with family members:
Politics:

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
Birthplace:
Religion:
Feeling About Childhood:
Childhood Trauma:
How trauma affects character today:
Education:
Best/Worst/Favorite subject:
After school activities:
Biggest influence/Mentor:
Friends/Teachers/Relatives/Pets from past that could influence plot (includes invisible friends/dolls/bears):
Childhood habit hardest to break and how it affects character today:
What did they want to be when they grew up?
Special childhood abilities:
Childhood hideout:
Event that will affect plot:
Past relationships that affect plot:
Last relationship:
How did it end & why:

ETCETERA:
The most bizarre thing about your character:
The very best thing about your character:
The very worst thing about your character:

NOTES:


Basic Astrological Information

Aries
March 21st to April 21st
Keyword: “I AM”
Fire
Energetic, optimistic, courageous, impulsive, and open-minded.

Taurus
April 21st to May 21st
Keyword: “I HAVE”
Earth
Patient, stubborn, practical, dependable, and affectionate.

Gemini
May 21st to June 21st
Keyword: “I THINK”
Air
Responsive, lively, adaptable, versatile, and intellectual.

Cancer
June 21st to July 21st
Keyword: “I FEEL”
Water
Kind, loyal, imaginative, sensitive, and sympathetic.

Leo
July 21st to August 21st
Keyword: “I WILL”
Fire
Powerful, extravagant, exuberant, creative, and expansive.

Virgo
August 21st to September 21st
Keyword: “I ANALYZE”
Earth
Modest, industrious, organized, curious, and conscientious.

Libra
September 21st to October 21st
Keyword: “I BALANCE”
Air
Artistic, charming, peaceful, diplomatic, and harmonious.

Scorpio
October 21st to November 21st
Keyword: “I CREATE”
Water
Magnetic, intense, obstinate, passionate, and persistent.

Sagittarius
November 21st to December 21st
Keyword: “I PERCEIVE”
Fire
Generous, ambitious, adventurous, optimistic, and freedom loving.

Capricorn
December 21st to January 21st
Keyword: “I USE”
Earth
Prudent, steadfast, cunning, determined, and disciplined.

Aquarius
January 21st to February 21st
Keyword: “I KNOW”
Air
Assertive, friendly, original, inventive, and independent.

Pisces
February 21st to March 21st
Keyword: “I BELIEVE”
Water
Intuitive, emotional, romantic, compassionate, and mystical.