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Every refresh generates a new character flaw with a one sentence description for inspiration. 


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Every refresh generates a new character flaw with a one sentence description for inspiration. 
Character Flaws
Bold the ones that apply to your character: absent-minded | abusive | addict | aggressive | aimless | alcoholic | anxious | arrogant | audacious | bad liar | bigmouth | bigot | blindly obedient | blunt | callous | childish | chronic heroism | clingy | clumsy | cocky | competitive | corrupt | coward...
Let's Talk About: Minor Character Development
“Creating one interesting character is hard enough — but when it comes to writing a whole novel or series of books, you have to create dozens of them. How can you keep your supporting cast from seeming like cookie-cutter people? There’s no easy answer, but a few tricks might help you cre...
Epic character resources. (more to come)
A few links with character charts to help you create and getting to know your character. Character Chart Character Analysis worksheet Fiction writers character chart Character Questionnaires  The writer’s craft: character worksheet Rebeca Sinclair’s character chart 20 Question character inventory Ch...
Character Development Questions #4
If your character found a magic genie lamp and was granted three wishes, what would they be? If your character could meet one historical figure, who would it be? (Also: If they’re from a fictional world, what heroes from their culture’s past would they want to meet?) Your character gets the opportun...
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Ultimate Writing Resource List
a massively extended version of ruthlesscalculus’ post General Tips 34 Writing Tips that will make you a Better Writer 50 Free resources that will improve your writing skills 5 ways to get out of the comfort zone and become a stronger writer 10 ways to avoid Writing Insecurity The Writer’...
Let's Talk About: Creating Villains
A villain (also known in film and literature as the “antagonist,” “baddie”, “bad guy”, “heavy” or “black hat”) is an “evil” character in a story, whether a historical narrative or, especially, a work of fiction. The villain usua...
Character Flaws Absent-minded - Preoccupied to the extent of being unaware of one’s immediate surroundings. Abstracted, daydreaming, inattentive, oblivious, forgetful. Abusive - Ch...
123 Ideas for Character Flaws
Absent-minded - Preoccupied to the extent of being unaware of one’s immediate surroundings. Abstracted, daydreaming, inattentive, oblivious, forgetful. Abusive - Characterized by improper infliction of physical or psychological maltreatment towards another. Addict - One who is addicted to a compul...
The Slithering Ink Character Development Questionnaire
Just in time for NaNoWriMo! The questionnaire is now live and for your personal use. You may download it here via Google Drive. It’s in PDF format. You may also access it from the post below. Happy character making! Preface —————- Here are a series of questions ...
Let's Talk Sub-Plots and Character Arcs: Time to Work on Character
Now, if you’ve read my post “How to Plot A Complex Novel in One Day,” here’s your next step. It’s character day! Now let’s think about those characters you came up with. You know a little bit about them, but now let’s look deeper, get them more rounded out s...