More About the Character Chart

Character Chart

I rarely use this entire Chart. I pick and choose what works for that particular character. I especially like the favorite phrase. Much of this can be used and I will keep it side by side with my ms. as I write.
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This is a fun aspect of the novel. Using any of these in a series can help set your brand. For example, jewelry for the character is always useable. A ring, a necklace or bracelet are easy items to use and can give another dimension to the character.

Favorite clothing:                                Why?
Least favorite clothing:                          Why?
Other accessories:
Where does character live?
Where does character want to live?
Spending habits (frugal, spendthrift, etc):       Why?
What does s/he do too much of?
Too little of?
Most prized possession:                           Why?
Play musical instrument?   Which?
How did s/he learn?


Person character secretly admires:
Person character was most influenced by:
Most important person in character’s life before story starts:
How does character spend the week before the story starts?

This is the last post about about using the character chart. I will post the entire chart on the website as well as the scene plotting chart I posted about earlier. This chart, for me, is essential in the development of my characters.
I hope all of you who have been invested in this chart find it helpful. The next post will continue with ideas about developing characters but from a different viewpoint. Please leave comments and let me know what you’d like more information about.
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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.