At what point do you really need to go through and create dozens of data bits for characters in a story? Flash fiction? Short story? I've been reading up on character development, and I've always liked character sheets where I can take a list of questions and answer them. The problem is that for a recent short story, I have two main characters (identical twins), two supporting characters, and .... a lot of info. In fact, I'd say that if I complete the character sheets for the twin sisters, that I'll already have a word count to rival a short story. Do you really have to put *that* much detail into a character that is only going to exist in a short story? Should the detail you put into your character and your characters backstory be based on the plot (thus meaning that the plot should be determined first)?