Finding Out Who Your Characters Are
Emotion Amplifiers <– This is a free downloadable Kindle Book. If you like it, you should check out their other book, The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression, (Bonus, if you click the link, even without buying the book, it helps The Writersaurus!)
Character Motivation Resources
Character Motivation: Desires vs. Goals (The Writersaurus) ß Does your character have a solid goal, or just a flimsy desire? Don’t get stuck in the first week of NaNo – give your character something to work towards!
Villains, Heroes, and Everything In-between
Bad Boy Show Down (The Writersaurus) ß Goes over all the different villain/bad boy/ anti-hero archetypes, and helps you decide which is right for your story.
3 Unforgivable Character Sins (The Writersaurus) ß Do you want your readers to like and identify with your characters? Then never let them do this!
The Writer’s Mary Sue Test (Kat Feete) ßInteractive way to tell if a character is a Mary Sue.
Miscellaneous Character Development Resources
Ask Your Characters: How to Develop Character-Driven Plot Points (The Writersaurus) ß How to make sure your plot is character-driven and compelling!
Character Development Printables
Series Bible Printables (Sharon Rose Mayes) <-Incudes printables to help you keep track of major and minor characters.
Free Printables! For Writing Your Next Novel (Tricia Goyer) ß Includes character worksheets, plus links to other writing printables.
More in the NaNoWriMo Resources Series:
NaNoWriMo Resources: World Building (Coming Soon)
NaNoWriMo Resources: Inspiration (Coming Soon)
NaNoWriMo Resources: Beating Writer’s Block (Coming Soon)