Free Character Template for Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction

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It can be a little challenging, when coming up with characters for your new fantasy or science fiction book, to know where to begin. That’s why I’ve put together this simple, minimalist character template to help you start straight away with the basics.

I find that I can get bogged down with writing pages and pages about a character and then I never get around to writing the actual story, so I had to learn to focus on the basics to begin with, and the fill in the extra complexities once the story had gotten going.

I hope this character sheet helps with your writing! With everything that is going on in the world right now, I find that escaping to my own little world now and again is the perfect respite. Happy writing!

3 comments on “Free Character Template for Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction”

  1. This is a really nice template. When I write character profiles, I expand on religion, weaknesses and background by adding ‘top personal morals,’ ‘fears’ and ‘pivotal childhood events,’ because those always seem to jerk people around when it comes to their decision-making, so I like to have those easily accessable.

    1. Thank you! Yes, I agree with the added specificity, however I wanted to make this a very generalised template as a starting point with which to grow from, but perhaps I’ll make a more in-depth one at some point?

  2. I like how simple and compact this is. So many questionnaires get me bogged down in arbitrary details that will never make it into the story. Fantastic!

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