Hey everyone, I'm currently in the midst of writing a story that I have in mind but I wanted to try and focus on character development a bit more than any of my last. Generally I would plot out my story and begin writing without putting too much thought into my character and I would find myself contradicting myself often. Now that I'm sitting down trying to put a character together I'm feeling a bit silly. I have some general subheadings for charactertistics of my character that I want to create such as Physical appearance (including hair colour and length, ear colour, skin colour, height, weight, physical defects, attire. Mental: Likes, dislikes, hobbies, habits, favourite colour, favourite smell, sexuality, abilities (such as being able to sew, not being able to read, being able to use a knife but not a gun) best trait, worst trait, what they hope for the future, religion. History: How they grew up, parents - names, occupation, siblings, family, friends, education Current: Where do they live, occupation, relationships, how do they spend their time, children? Family?, friends, crimes, successes. That's all I pretty much have right now. If you have anymore suggestions for more let me know OR if you develop your character differently, using a different method, please expand and let me in on the secret, anything will help! Kind regards, BurningPaws.