How to Master Character Creation in 7 Simple Steps

Craft characters your readers won’t forget

Andrea Feccomandi
5 min readMar 14, 2022
Photo by Chris Barbalis on Unsplash

Characters are the engine of every story.

Quite often, indeed, they live longer than the story itself. How many of you happened to remember perfectly the characters of a novel you read many years ago and not remember the plot at all?

Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.

Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

For this reason, it is essential to understand how to master character creation: here’s how to do it in 7 easy steps.

Step 1: download bibisco, your character creation program

Since creating the characters is essential, it’s necessary to have the right program to help you in this task.

bibisco is a novel writing software focused on character creation.

Our vision is that characters are the driving force of any novel. So bibisco is packed with tools designed specifically for character creation.

bibisco is a desktop application for Linux, Mac, and Windows. It’s available in 14 languages: Czech, Dutch, French, German, English, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (for Brazil and Portugal), Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Turkish.

You can download bibisco from the official website:

Step 2: create your project

Project creation in bibisco — screenshot taken by the author

Once you have installed bibisco, it’s time to create your project.

Choose the title (you can always change it later), register yourself as an author, select the language, and you are ready to go!

Step 3: create your first character

It’s time to create your first character!



Andrea Feccomandi

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