Welcome to the Character Creation Resource section. This is everything I know on how to create memorable, exciting characters. I really hope you'll use these resources in your own works. Feel free to share these links with others.
What is this?Edit
A holistic approach to character design.
Before we begin, I wanted to explain a little about the methods used in this course. I didn't want to just dump a bunch of info on everybody and then follow it with practical exercises. I also wanted a way to simplify the character creation process in a way that would create dynamic, deep, unique characters every time, without fail. A streamlined, step-by-step process. So we're taking a holistic approach to character design.
You're going to create a character.
By the end of the course, you will have brought your character to life, maybe you'll even know that character better than you know some of your closest friends. But more importantly, your character will be story-ready. You'll see what I mean as we go along.
So that's what you're in for. I'll be giving you solid tools in chunks, and you'll master each portion one at a time until you end up with a solid proficiency in the art of character creation. It won't matter what your skill or experience level is, either. You will be a rock star at this, and your readers will thank you. Lastly, you'll be able to take this step-by-step process with you when you go. Call it the Lore Forge Method. Follow these steps and I guarantee you a dynamic character that sets the pages on fire.
Character Exercise 1: What makes a great character?Edit
Write down your answers to this question. Be as thorough as you can. When you're done, move on to the next exercise, where you will pick one of your favorite characters of all time. You will use that character as an example along the way to see how well they match up with our creation process.
Character Exercise 2: What is your favorite character of all time?Edit
Briefly describe this character. Does this character match your answers in the previous exercise?
When you're done, move on to the next article, The P3 Method.