Freeman suggests the use of character diamonds to help generate effective characters. This character diamond generator creates character diamonds easily and quickly. They are not perfect characters, but are good characters ever perfect characters?

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About Character diamonds:

“A Character Diamond is a tool for developing more engaging characters in movies and novels. Writers should develop a Character Diamond for each character in their script.  Each point on the diamond (at least three, but no more than five) represents a distinct character trait–together they define the essence of the character.  Those characteristics determine a character’s words and actions. Does the character possess a wry wit?  Then their words should reflect it.  Are they self-conscious and lacking self-esteem? Then, perhaps, they should look down and kick the dirt when they speak.  The Character Diamond is a filter that shapes the characters words and actions.”

-from Greg Stielstra

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