40 Days of Worksheets – Day 17

RamonaGravitarWorksheet #17 – Character Traits

What are three adjectives you would use to describe your protagonist? (If you have dual protagonists, do this for each.) What is one flaw or weakness?

Trait #1:

Trait #2:

Trait #3:


For each trait and the weakness, pinpoint a spot in the story when the character demonstrates this quality or flaw:

Trait 1:


Trait 2:


Trait 3:




In the opening, what is the first thing your protagonist says or does? Does it reflect one of the traits above, or the weakness?

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2 thoughts on “40 Days of Worksheets – Day 17

  1. Thank you so much for posting these wonderful worksheets, Ramona. Amazingly generous and kind. I also just discovered your How-Tos, and more thanks to you for these insightful tips. I have my weekend reading mapped out!


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