Procrastinating no longer, I've managed to force myself to put up the character profiles for the Romantic Vampire project.
When I first promised to put up the profiles, a very long while ago, I knew very little about making a character profile let alone enough to conveying the idea of making a character profile. So I psyched by myself out of posting them, for various reason, 'they're too hard', 'they're confusing', 'I can't do it.' All of these entered the mental conversation I had with myself until I gave way to the negative and didn't post them.
If you're a writer you already know this feeling, but if your not and you know someone who is a writer then this bit of information will help you better understand why they seem crazy at times. A writers worst enemy is his/her own head, we have this terrible habit of over thinking everything until it's far too complicate and sometimes we give up.
But the great thing about this blog is I get to look back and learn from my mistakes so I really shouldn't be afraid to put stuff up here--only I hate making mistakes!!
So before this post gets any longer, I'll jump straight onto answering the question 'What is a character profile?'. However, I do think that the character profiles are pretty self-explanatory but here is my quick answer.
A character profile is basically a prologue to the story that the reader never sees, the length of which depends on how long your character has lived or how much you like to write. It is a detailed synopsis of your characters life up until page one. It makes writing, flash backs, past connections and long lost lovers a lot easier. Also it helps to make the characters motives and feelings more realistic when they are based off of passed events. Also your not just making stuff up as you go.
If your a writer, reading this you've probably already realized how much writing an author write that never make it on to the printed pages but is terribly necessary.
Why do we torture ourselves so??
Okay so here is the end to my rambling and you can now check out the character profile for 'Alfonso the Illusionist.' the rest will join him soon.
So enjoy, it was a long time coming