Hey, When i took my creative writing course in Chicago last summer we spent a whole week on just caracter sketches. They are really hard but once i was able to get good at them they help creat realistic caractures. the storie im working on right now deosnt utilize that technique because I started a while before camp and have not had the willingness to use them to creat caracters in my story. So if you don't know what a character sketch is then ill explain it. You take a caracter from something and you writie about them in an environment, for a time span of between six seconds and and couple minutes. Its important to make shure your character have contradictory traits. Like being a realy agressive or rude drive but while they do it make them seem very apolojetic inside the car. I think it's easiest to get a picture and describe whats going on in it. Well i was going to put in a sample character sketch but it appears all of them from camp have been deleted. Anyway, i think that writing a character sketch before you get started with writing any storie is a good way to make realistic characters.