One thing that I don't typically do is talk about my characters. Nothing puts up a wall between the gamer and a non-gamer faster than talking about your character. I'll talk about my kids playing, I talk about things my players did, but rarely will I talk about a character in public. I even rarely do it here, outside of the writeups I do, but those are more about stats than personalities.
Fortunately DriveThruRPG is not me.
They want to hear all about your character and are willing to give you prizes for it.
The Tell Us About Your Character contest is going on now and you have two weeks to enter.
I do like characters. I have extensive histories for characters that have only seen a couple of games. So I might enter this contest, but I wanted to let you all know about it. Hell, my for my main withc character I can tell you what she has done every year of her 40 year old life. But for this contest you need to be able to limit yourself to 400 words.
The prizes are also nice, an Android powered tablet, and gift certificates for 100, 50 and 25 dollars.
Well worth your time I think.