Basics for a handout I'm going to give to my new players on Saturday.
Step 1: Type of Character
Solar, Dragon-Blooded, etc.
Step 2: Concept
Step 3: Kicker
This may require some explanation.
Step 4: Mechanics
(i.e., fill out the character sheet)
Step 5: Look, Style, Background, and Personality
(with any luck, this has been kind of percolating through the entire process anyway)
Step 6: Play!