Character Development & Creation │The Eclectic Writer Blog

One of my favorite things to do is to create characters for my short stories and novel ideas. Something about putting together a physical, mental, and emotional collection of ideas into a character that a reader could someday become attached to gives me a thrill! Although developing and creating characters sometimes isn’t the easiest thing in the world either. I am going to share some PDFs of examples of how I try to start to think of my characters.


Character Creation PDF

Here are some great websites I use when answering some of these questions:

  1. Baby Center Name Search (This is a great site to search for names if you don’t know what to name your character, especially if you need to find a name meaning something specific.
  2. Seventh Sanctum Generators (This has many different generators to get the ideas flowing. I use this for characters, setting, items, buildings, etc. Also this is great for Sci-Fi and Fantasy writers!)
  3. Fantasy Name Generators (Another great generator site! It has things for fantasy and realistic fiction!)
  4. Polyvore (This is a fashion website, but it allows me to create outfits to see a visual of what my characters would probably wear)
  5. Primary Characteristics (This website has over 800 different types of characteristics. This is a great resource for trying to find characteristics for your character).


Happy Writing!


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.