Character Details

from http://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/creative1/shortstory/

  • Name
  • Age
  • Job
  • Ethnicity
  • Appearance
  • Residence
  • Pets
  • Religion
  • Hobbies
  • Single or married?
  • Children?
  • Temperament
  • Favorite color
  • Friends
  • Favorite foods
  • Drinking patterns
  • Phobias
  • Faults
  • Something hated?
  • Secrets?
  • Strong memories?
  • Any illnesses?
  • Nervous gestures?
  • Sleep patterns

Back in High School I used to write really detailed character sheets like this for all my stories. Then I started doing Role Playing (yes I’m a geek) and the Character sheets were even more detailed at times.

I often used to try and draw pictures of what they looked like too.

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