Day 3 – Write character sheets for your main character(s)

It’s that time again. Blog-writing time! As the last two days, I am doing a mini challenge, that I wrote about earlier this week here. Before I get to that, though, I wanted to take an extra minute to say Happy Birthday to my Momma. She doesn’t generally read my blog, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t on my mind. She has been a great inspiration for getting healthy again, and though we don’t always see eye-to-eye, I can never ever discount her strength. I like to think I got some of mine from her. 😉

Onto this character sheet. There will be two below as I have two main characters. It’s probably more for me than it is for all of you, but it’s fun to see someone come alive again!

Shannon Lee Downings

Basic Stats
Age: 15, birthday 15 August (year will not be mentioned)
Talents/Skills: Athlete – involved with Track Team in school and softball team, 1st place in cross country track meet this term. // Elemental Mystic – ability to use nature. Strongest in Air and Fire. Weakest in Water and Earth.
Siblings: Mike – 18 – who is heading off to university on a baseball scholarship.
Parents: Mother – Hester Eleanor Golden. Father – Unknown. // Adopted at 5 by Karen and Bill Downings.

Physical Attributes
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 135lb
Race: Caucasian – English/Irish descent
Eye Colour: Green
Hair Colour: Dirty Blonde
Skin Colour: White
Distinguising Characteristics: Diminished freckles on cheeks, lean muscle mass
Health: Very fit and healthy
Hobbies: Sport

Personal Attributes
Intellectual Level: A/B Average in school, moderately intelligent. Easily bored.
Strengths: Quick study, Sees good in others, Considerate, Natural Leader
Weaknesses: Quick to Anger, Often speaks before thinking, Opinion always has to be heard.
Introvert/Extrovert: Extrovert
Optimistic/Cynical: More cynical than optimistic, but when she’s happy, she is very happy.
Emotional Characteristics: Because she was brought up in a foster home and never knew her mother, Shannon has a tendency towards darkness inside. She appears happy on the outside, but she is often sad or angry on the inside.
Key Motivators: Protecting those she loves. Getting out of high school alive and out of this town.
Fears: Losing those she loves the most – Amanda and Mike. She also fears her own darkness. She knows it lies there in the back and is filled with instant regret when she snaps.

Amanda Ann Welch

Basic Stats
Age: 15 // Birthday 15 August
Talents/Skills: Highly intelligent – involved in Debate and Public Speaking in school with top scores in both at events this year. // Holy Mystic – strongest in manipulation, weakest in healing.
Siblings: None
Parents: Mother – Anne. Father – Frank (deceased). Grandmother – Lydia  lives with her mother and her to take care of Amanda while Anne works graveyard shift at the hospital.

Physical Attributes
Height: 5’6″
Weight: 145lb
Race: 1/4 Native American & English/Irish descent.
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Brown
Skin Colour: Slightly tan
Distinguising Characteristics: Native American nose, but all other features make her appear caucasian. Beside Shannon she looks stocky, but is just an average weight and height.
Health: Moderately healthy and fit. Not an athlete, though.
Hobbies: Sport & History

Personal Attributes
Intellectual Level: Very intelligent. Ranked in the top 10 in Shannon & Amanda’s class at school. Always striving to learn more.
Strengths: Patient, Slow to anger, Analytical but still Creative as well
Weaknesses: Quiet, internalises a lot, avoids confrontation if possible
Introvert/Extrovert: Mostly introverted, but opens up to people she knows.
Optimistic/Cynical: Optimistic – almost unable to be cynical
Emotional Characteristics: Amanda relates with the foster home Shannon was in until she was five, and because her grandmother took her there every day, she was instilled with compassion and a desire to help anyone and everyone.
Key Motivators: Shannon & Lydia. Helping anyone in need.
Fears: The Unknown, losing those closest to her.

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2 thoughts on “Day 3 – Write character sheets for your main character(s)

  1. I started to do this for some of my stories but never really got into it. I think some of my characterisation suffered as a result.

    I was tempted to use something like Scrivener as a framework tool that includes built in templates for this kind of thing. It also suits my rather regimented structure and it looks like the latest version has some really good features. Maybe next year

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