When you create great characters, they walk onto the page and make your story unforgettable.
They can bring every scene to life.
But creating characters takes tons of time and effort, doesn’t it?
I’m here to show you how you can create an impressively good character in 60 seconds or less.
Sound impossible? Here’s the secret:
You don’t need to write ten pages of backstory to make a great character. All you need is four short sentences.
Sentence #1: Name & Appearance
What is this character’s name?
If you don’t have a name in mind yet, use a placeholder name. (More on names in a moment.) Next question:
How would you describe this character’s appearance, in a single word, or as few words as possible?
Don’t limit yourself to just hair, clothes, or general physical description. Get creative. Come up with any noticeable outward feature that sounds good, and jot it down.