Characterization

I started looking for a profile for my characters, because it’s an easy thing to do to fill in questions, when I realized it depends on the questions asked.

If I have a ‘critter’ from another world, she may not carry a purse or wallet. He may not wear clothing. It might not have the proper gender at all.

Which reminds me that I need to figure out questions more suited to the people I’m characterizing. Of course, it also brings to light other aspects – like if you’re working within a intergalactic community – what do they use for ID?

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2 Comments

  1. Dawn Embers said,

    18 July 2009 at 10:38

    That is a very good question. I wonder if there are any sci-fi specific character sheets available. I like the ones for human characters and even used one once back during my first attempt at nanowrimo. Keep forgetting to use it again but I do have the blank ones saved on my computer somewhere.

  2. ransomnoble said,

    18 July 2009 at 14:09

    I think it might be useful to make up different ones, depending on the project. It makes an author think more about what’s really important in that specific world.


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