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Zero-Fuckery Guide to Characters
Written ByScila
Created: 31 Oct 2013 at 07:34
TypeGeneric Template (Public)
53 outlines are using this template
DescriptionBased on this wonderful post. A template for a quick and straight forward way to create characters and determine their places on the plot.
THE CHARACTER LOGLINE
A 140-word description of your character
THE PROBLEM
What's the character's main problem?
Why the character exists in this story?
What motivates him/her during story to keep going?
THE SOLUTION
What is the character's proposed solution?
THE CONFLICT BETWEEN
What the character wants?
What the character cannot have?
What prevents the solution from working?
INTERNAL LIMITATIONS
What character's traits get in the way of solving the his/her problem?
EXTERNAL COMPLICATIONS
What external events complicate the character's situation?
GREATEST FEAR
What is the character's greatest fear?
How this fear challenges him/her during the story?
DESCRIPTION
100-word description of the character's appearance
THE TEST DRIVE
Go and write the character for one thousand words
REWRITE THE LOGLINE
Now that you tested the character. Rewrite the Logline

 



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