Character plans

These plans are designed to help you develop your characters. We offer plans to help you interview your characters, define their needs, and generally get to know them better. Understanding your characters will help you write authentic stories and create characters your readers care about.

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Launch Story Planner Helper

Detailed character profile

This character profile is lengthy but it will certainly help you get to know your character better.

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timeproperty 50 min
Challenging
In depth

Character sketch

This character sketch plan is by Karen. S. Weisner, who devised ‘First Draft in 30 Days’.

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timeproperty 30 min
Challenging
Developed

Character blueprint

This simple plan prompts you for the basic details you need when creating characters.

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timeproperty 20 min
Easy
New idea

Jeff's Character Plan

A great set of one-word prompts to help you get to know your characters.

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timeproperty 25 min
Easy
Developed

Proust Character Questionnaire

Imagine you are your character and answer this famous personality questionnaire.

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timeproperty 45 min
Easy
Developed

Character arc

A plan to describe how your characters change.

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timeproperty 25 min
Challenging
Developed

Short character profile

This profile is useful to define key details about minor characters.

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timeproperty 25 min
Easy
Developed

Character archetypes

An archetype is character type that repeats regularly. These archetypes are based on Jung’s work.

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timeproperty 20 min
Easy
Developed

Character qualities (Syd Field)

A quick way to define the qualities needed in a strong central character.

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timeproperty 20 min
Easy
New idea

Snowflake Method character plan

A character plan by the creator of the Snowflake Method.

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timeproperty 20 min
Challenging
Developed