This week we're looking at the importance of creating vital, vibrant fictional characters. One of the easiest ways to do this is to create a profile sheet for each of your main characters. Knowing the following information before you begin writing or in the early stages of writing helps to keep characters acting within character throughout your writing. Fill in some or all of the following; add anything else you consider beneficial and you'll be amazed at the result.
Name Age Born Living
Occupation Marital Status Spouse Name
Children Names & Ages
Education Speech/Accent Hobbies/Interests
What Newspapers What magazines