How do you write OCs?

How do you write OCs?

Basic Tips To Improve Your OCs & Fan CharactersUnderstand the universe/s you’re creating your OCs for! Try to maintain as much objectivity and self-awareness as possible. Know that every set of OCs based on a particular work will end up with their own set of cliches. Avoid making your OCs into clones or carbon copies of the canon characters in some way.

How do I make OCS interesting?

Pick an archetype that works for your character, but add unique traits that make your character original. Describe your character’s physical appearance in a list or paragraph. Ask yourself how your character will look. Then, describe their basic physical features, how they typically dress, and how they move and stand.

How do you make a cute OC?

Creating a Well-developed OCGet the term “Mary Sue” out of your head right now before reading this. Don’t name the character after you. Try not to make up a name. Keep the fandom/settings in mind. Meanings are important, but let’s not take it too far. Multiple names…? Modesty, let’s not go overboard now.

How do you make an OC backstory?

How to Write Compelling Backstories for Your CharactersBuild a timeline of your character’s life events. Make sure backstory details are relevant. Draw inspiration from real life. Show, don’t tell. Don’t overload your first chapter with backstory.

How do you start a backstory?

Begin at the beginning of the character’s life. Create a backstory that includes key moments from the character’s childhood. Pick specific moments and events from childhood that are particular to the character. The childhood backstory should include experiences that are defining and significant to the character.

What is a backstory in writing?

Backstory refers to the characters’ history and other story elements that underlie the situation at the start of the book. Backstory helps to establish the setting and makes the reader care about what happens to the characters. But as authors, we need to be careful: Backstory by definition takes the story backward.

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