Episode #216

What Should You Include In Character Profiles?

Regardless of whether you’re a planner or pantser, do you keep track of your characters? Do you create character profiles? They’re fun to make, but time consuming and it can be difficult to decide what info to include in them. This week, we discuss what to add to character profiles for you (and your readers) to know.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Which characters may or may not need a profiles

  • Benefits of creating character profiles

  • Features of a profile (basics, personality, history/background, hobbies, etc.)

  • A reminder about including genre-specific info

As always, thanks for listening, and let us know your thoughts on this topic in the comments below.

Related Episode: Should Religion Be Included In Your Character Profiles?

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Rachel Poli is a multi-genre author with a soft spot for mystery.

She often experiments with short stories and flash fiction, however, she's currently working on the first book of her detective fiction series.

When she's not writing, she's usually cleaning, reading, or playing video games. She currently resides in New England with her zoo.

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