Who is Your Character?

The first general step to creating a character is to come up with a general idea or, ”Character Concept”. This can be a sort of archetype, such as the lone hero, the dastardly villain, or the hopeless damsel. But the idea is to begin with a basic idea that will drive the persona, and overall outline, of who your character is.


Some Helpful Questions to get a Character Concept:

  • Are they male or female?
  • What kind of person are they?
  • Any existing characters that are similar to who you are making? (Aka, Dastardly Villain = Snidely Whiplash, Hopeless Damsel = Sleeping Beauty).
  • How old are they?
  • Did they have any family, and if so, what were they like?
  • What are two or three words that can describe them?


Further Reading