Hi, I'm Lianna.
You can get the template HERE. Go ahead and copy it and then paste it to wherever you'd like. Weather that be your own Google Docs, another software that you like writing on, or even e-mail to yourself for later! Maybe you even want to copy it all down into a notebook. Whatever works best for you to go and start creating those bestselling characters!
Don't create cliche characters. You want your story to be original, right? You want your characters to be your characters. Then give them quirks, make them special. Try your best to not pick girl with blonde hair and blue eyes who is the prom queen, or the girl is completely average and insecure about herself, or the good girl who falls in love with the bad boy. We've heard these stories a thousand times and readers don't want carbon copies of stories or characters for that matter. That's like buying twenty copies of the same exact book and reading each and every one even though theyre the same...not fun! Everyone wants an original story -- something they haven't read before. Something exciting, something different, something unique.
A Little Bit About My Unique Character:
I'm a little more than excited about the character that I wrote for Just a Dying Dream.
His name is Tatum. He's handsome and thoughtful and has a mysterious air about him. But he's also quiet and some might call him "weird" before getting to know him. Tatum has a mental disorder called Shcizophrenia which alters a person's ability to think clearly, behave normally, and understand reality. Tatum hears voices, has hallucinations, and doesn't act or think quite the same as a "normal" person.
Yes I have seen stories with characters who have schizophrenia (mostly on Wattpad). But, other than Tatum's mental disorder, there's another reason I'd like to say my story is unique. I normally see stories where the girl has the problem or the disability/disorder. And then they meet the boy who helps them through it. I see that everywhere.
And, yes, the girl in my story is diagnosed with depression and anxiety...but the story doesn't center around him helping her...it's more like them helping each other. And I'm loving writing it.
What is the most unique character you have ever read about? I would seriously love to hear!