More Tips on Characterization

Tips on characterization have included: Physical Appearance, Favorites, Habits, Background, Family, Attitude, Personality, Traits and Self-Perception.

Tips today include your characters interrelation with other characters, Goals, and Problem/Crisis

While I’ve been introducing this character chart, I’ve reevaluated my characters in my WIP. For me this has been a fun and insightful revisit to this chart, much of which I’ve taken for granted over the years. While I haven’t filled out the entire chart, I pick and choose the character points that are directly related to my characters.

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Is character divorced?
Has character ever cheated on significant other?
How does character relate to others?
How is s/he perceived by…
How does character view hero/heroine?
First impression:                            Why?
What happens to change this perception?
What do family/friends like most about character?
What do family/friends like least about character?

Tips: GOALS:

Immediate goals:
Long-range goals:
How does character plan to accomplish these goals?
How will other characters be affected?


How character reacts in a crisis:
How character faces problems:
Kinds of problems character usually runs into:
How character reacts to NEW problems:
How character reacts to change:

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BLURBS: Once Upon a Christmas Moon



When Archer Steele shows up at Calanthe Durand’s failing plantation with

an alligator over his shoulder, Cali thinks she’s never seen a more

handsome man. During the war she had to defend herself and her servants

from both union and confederate soldiers. Independent and

self-sufficient, she vows to never marry. But Archer Steele has

different ideas. The first time Archer sees Cali in town, he feels an

instant attraction. He decides he will do everything and anything to

convince the beautiful Miss Durand he is worthy of her love. During the

weeks leading up to Christmas, he gives her twelve gifts in hopes she

will fall in love with him.



An ancient evil from the old country has arrived in the high desert of

Oregon. Gnome children are vanishing then re-appearing, showing various

stages of traumatization. Tiamoon, warrior gnome, will put her skills to

use alongside Killian, a handsome warrior, also in need of a cause.



With their world destroyed and their space ship malfunctioning, the

dogizens of Planet Canid have little choice but to crash land on Earth.

They face tortuous experiments at the hands of the Geeks in Green…or

they can trust an eccentric inventor and his zany family to deliver the

Canine Queen’s puppies and help them celebrate new lives.

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