A Character Generation Chart

By Declan Finn


If you ever wanted to know how I created my characters, well, this is the short version.  After a while, they just sorta start taking on a life of their own.

Character Gen Chart

Hair color?
Eye color?
General bearing?
Usual dress?


Born where and When?
Family economy?
Parental relations?
Relation with parents?
Occupation of parents
Ever go to work with parents?
Siblings? How many? Age range? Names?
Closest family member?
Childhood interest
How was childhood unique?


College Major? Minor?
Favorite subject in school?
Other interests before then?
Special Relationships?
How was education unique?


Job? Good or bad at it? Like it?
Peer Recognition?
Where live? Roommate?
Often travels?
Relaxes how?
Kind of friends
Family contact


Most Dangerous act
Farthest from home she’s been


Declan Finn lives in a part of New York City unreachable by bus or subway. Who’s Who has no record of him, his family, or his education. There was a brief incident where he was branded a terrorist, but only a court order can unseal those records, and really, why would you want to know? He is the author of A Pius Man: A Holy ThrillerA Pius Legacy: A Political Thriller,  A Pius Stand: A Global Thriller, Codename: Winterborn (With Allan Yoskowitz), and It Was Only on Stun! He blogs at apiusman.blogspot.com, where this post first appeared.


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