❝STEP ONE: A NAME❞
~ names aren't really important when it comes to building your character but if you want your characters name to reflect their character traits then you pick a specific name with a specific meaning for them
~ & make your characters name make sense. if your character is japanese it would be best to give them a japanese name.
~ names that are complete unnecessary and long can also draw away readers, i'm speaking for myself with this one because i know personally i'm not trying to read 'bryanesha' over & over again.
❝STEP TWO: CHARACTERS APPEARANCE❞
~ this really won't help all authors simply because some authors prefer to address the main character as the reader therefore they use Y/N (which means 'your name'). when authors who use Y/N instead of having a main character they created they tend to use
e/c (eye color) and h/c (hair color) to describe things about Y/N.
~ to describe things as eyes or eye color you can use words like 'orbs', 'beady', 'jellyfish-blue', 'hazelnut', etc.
~ to describe hair you can use the term '[HAIR COLOR] locks'
~ when coming up with a character's appearance it is important to keep their personality in mind also. you don't want to have a 'popular' character that has the appearance of a bum because in the real world that just doesn't make sense and it will confuse your readers.
❝STEP THREE: CHARACTER'S PERSONALITY❞
~ one thing i feel like most wattpad authors lack when it comes to a character's personality is character development. the character always seem to remain the same throughout the whole story they never experience any change. & that can make a character very bland.
~ as a author whenever you are creating your characters i suggest having a chart for each character explaining their personality.
something like this
what makes this character happy? [answer here]
why is this character the way they are? [answer here]
what is this characters background? [answer here]
and so forth..
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