Character Writing Prompts List

After putting up over 70 character writing prompts pages on the site, I've decided to place them all on one convenient page. You'll find subjects including archetypes like heroes, career choices like lawyers and personality types like optimists. Enjoy!

Check out all the prompts in one place in my new book, 1,000 Character Writing Prompts: Villains, Heroes and Hams for Scripts, Stories and More.

Heroesvillainssidekicksathletesteachersparents and guardians,family, superheroesvampiresghosts, ghouls and spiritsexes,unrequited lovepiratespetsservers, baristas and bartenderschildren,neighborsspies and secret agentsnerds, geeks and dweebsbosses,zombieswerewolvesanimalsaliensninjas and samurairoyalty,landlordsbig shotsrobotsteenagersmonsters, demons and strange creaturessenior citizensreporters, correspondents and hosts,emergency workersthe washed upoptimistscoaches and athletic trainerspessimiststhe seedy underbellythe fabulously wealthychefs and cooksthe poor and destitutescrew upsactors, musicians and artistsclerks, cashiers and receptionistscomedianscollege students,professional wrestlerswriterscriminalsthe overweightsports fans,the work obsessedthe partiersthe talkersthe fearfullaborersstupid peopletechnical crewcamp counselors and instructorsgoons and thugsthe mean spiritedsagesknights and warriorsperpetual students,jewsvegansanimal loversoutdoorsy peoplebrides and grooms,holiday figuresrivalsintellectualsantiheroesthe twistedmodels and dancershomeless peoplechild carebabiesdentistsscientists and researcherspilots, attendants and crewdrug dealers and activists.

Done with Character Writing Prompts List? Go back to Creative Writing Prompts.

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Written by Bryan Cohen

Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on and Facebook.
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