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Free Character Trait List for Writers

A basic list of character traits for writers to print and put in their workspace.

Here is a list of character traits that I've found useful in my writing. This list can be used to get you thinking as you begin to define your characters. I actually find it most handy when I need to write a throw-away character like a shop clerk or waiter. You can throw a few traits into the character to provide some color and dimensionality.

This list is by no means exhaustive. Please add your own traits to the list.

Character Trait List in Microsoft Word format (.doc, 32K)

Character Trait List in text format (.txt, 2K)


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