Character Bible Template

| At a Glance | Identity & Affiliations | Appearance & Archetypes | Emotional & Family Life | Intellectual & Work Life | Motivation | Miscellany |

At a Glance

One-Sentence Description. ADAM Davidson, Jr., 35, is

Paragraph Description

Includes motivation (values + ambition + story goal).

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Identity & Affiliations

Full Name and Meanings

Public Face and Titles

To the world, Char is known as

Nicknames and History

Generational Affiliation

Birth date and Age

Generation

Ethnic Heritage and Identification

Class Heritage and Identification

Political Affiliation

Religious Affiliation

Sexual & Affectional Orientation

Archetypes

Fantasy Castings

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Appearance and Archetypes

Height, Weight, Body Type and Build

Hair/Eye/Skin Color

Scars/Tattoos

Handicaps and Unusual Features

Style of Dress

Professional/Ceremonial

Social

Casual

Home

Other

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Emotional and Family Life

Personality

25 words or fewer, mentioning the character’s fatal flaw and redeeming virtue.

Sense of Humor

Spirituality & Religious Practice

Family of Origin

Parents

Grandparents

Siblings

Children

Cousins and Miscellaneous Relatives

Intimate Relationships

Spouse

Other Intimate Relationships

Friends, Acquaintances and Family of Choice

Best Female Friend

Best Male Friend

Other

Enemies and why

Known Enemies

Unknown Enemies

Animal Companions

Possessions and Personal effects

Most Prized Possessions

Phone

Customary contents of pockets, wallets, purse, backpack

Home and Housing Situation

Childhood memories

Happiest childhood memory

Worst childhood memory

Self description

How would this character describe himself?

External description

How would character’s friends and enemies describe him?

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Intellectual and Work Life

Education

Employment and Work History

Job

Professions, Careers or Trades

Avocations and Aspirations

Transportation

Finances

Volunteer Work & Causes

Favorites

Activities

Music

Books

Movies & TV

Sports

Games

Etc.

Least favorites

Activities

Music

Books

Movies & TV

Sports

Games

Etc.

Personal Philosophy and its origins

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Motivation

Values

Justifications. Core truths (which may conflict) that character believes are so obvious they can’t and shouldn’t be explained.

Story Ambition

One abstract thing the character wants most.

Story Goal

Concrete thing the character wants to have or do or be to achieve his ambition.

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Miscellany

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