Quickly and simple:
Place Dara’s template in your story… @Dara.Amarie has the most accurate and up to date templates.
Check how she named the character.
For example, template 1 for limelight female character has character named FEMALEAVATAR
Create character with that exact name.
After customization you have 2 options, to leave it as FEMALEAVATAR or to create another one, for example YOU, if that’s easier for you to type. Then add the donacode:
@YOU becomes FEMALEAVATAR
When Episode adds new features and Dara updated her templates, just go and copy it full and paste existing customization in your script. No need to search word by word.