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The Crafting Sensational Characters Workbook helps writers craft sensational, well-rounded characters that leap off the page and captivates readers.




1. Defining the Basics

Begin by defining what type of character you're crafting and how she fits into your story.


2. Character and Audience

Why should the reader care about your character? The questions in this section will help you craft a character the readers will care about in one way or another.


3. Character Interview

Dig deep into your character's mind and get to know who she is on a deep, personal level.

This section includes:

  • Basic Information
  • Past
  • Beliefs and Opinions
  • Relationships with Others
  • Likes and Dislikes
  • Reaction Styles
  • And more

4. Character Archetypes

Define in what archetypal categories your character fits and how to categorize them. This section will help you define if your character is dynamic or static, round or flat, and black, white, or grey (on the moral scale).

The archetypes included are divided into these major characters:

  • Protagonists
  • Antagonists
  • Sidekicks
  • Mentors

5. Backstory

This section will help you define what has made the character who she is, how she has been affected by her past.


6. Worldview

This section will help you define how your character sees the world. This is an important section because it will help you get into your character's head and start seeing life through her eyes instead of your own.


7. Voice

This section will help you define your character's unique voice by going into details about how she speaks and what words she uses.


8. Goal and Obstacles

Having characters that are actively trying to reach and achieve their goal is important. In this section, you'll develop your character's goal and the obstacles that will stand in her way and make the journey to achievement difficult.


9. Internal Growth

This is a great part for crafting protagonists, but you can use it for your other major character as well.

For a character to be a well-rounded, she will often need to be marked by internal growth. That's precisely what this section will help you define.


10. Character Appearance

This is where you define your character's appearance by describing her physical appearance, mannerism, self-perception, and more.


11. Research List

The Research List is where you can add what you need to research for your character and tick off as you've finished researching them.


There is also plenty of space to add additional notes throughout the workbook, as well as entire pages of it at the back, to offer you some space to let your ideas run wild.


Ready to start crafting your characters?