Last week, I uploaded a worksheet about the way strengths and weaknesses within a group of characters could interact with one another to create balance and conflict. This week’s worksheet digs a little deeper into an individual character’s strengths and weaknesses. This one aims to explore a little of why a character has such strengths or weaknesses and might even help to create a little more backstory for your characters. You might even be able to reveal a deep wound from your character’s past, giving them something personal to fight for (or against) in your story.
I’ve also done an example worksheet, although I’ll be the first to admit that it is certainly not the best use of the worksheet that anyone could come up with (Come on. I called the character Bob Bobson – I wasn’t trying at all!), but it might give you an idea of the kind of thing you could do to give a little more depth to your own, much better characters.
As always, don’t stress over it and enjoy!