350 Character Traits - A Fabulous Resource for Writers

Even if you adore your protagonist and loathe your antagonist, it is important to remember that nobody is perfectly good, or perfectly evil. Every character will have positive and negative personality traits. Make sure you have created real people rather than caricatures by giving your cast a selection of both.

I have compiled these lists to help you select the traits you need. Have fun, and happy writing.

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33 responses
Tapping into this information is a lifeline when stuck in a mire. Thank you.
The information above is very useful, wish I had it when I wrote my first book
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Thank you very much Amanda.
Thank you.
To write is to give breath to words....to love is to give words of life to others.
This will help me as I write and find my voice. Thank you.
Could someone please tell me where can I find this list? 'A Fabulous Resource for Writers - 350 Character Traits'
Vibhu, this is the only place you can find this list.
I can see the heading, but not the list. What do I do?
Very useful lists! Thank you so much for sharing. You wouldn't have a list that gives attributes to buildings etc? :)
Nice resources.
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