20 Questions To Keep In Mind When Sketching Your Characters

  1. What type of character am I creating? (Protagonist, antagonist, sidekick, etc.)
  2. What is my character’s personality?
  3. What’s my character’s name?
  4. How old is he/she?
  5. What is his/her background?
  6. What are his/her likes and dislikes?
  7. What are his/her nervous habits?
  8. What is his/her flaw?
  9. What does he/she care about?
  10. What past or present relationships does he/she have, and how have they affected him/her?
  11. How would you define him/her?
  12. What are his/her insecurities?
  13. What is his/her goal?
  14. What is his/her biggest fear?
  15. What are his/her strengths?
  16. What are his/her weaknesses?
  17. What are his/her dreams?
  18. What bores, embarrasses or irritates him/her?
  19. What is his/her biggest secret?
  20. What does he/she value most?

How can you ensure that your characters are well-developed for your story?

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