does anyone here always have a clear-cut image of the character in their head before they start writing? you know every physical aspect about the character, hair color, eye color, facial structure, birth marks, nose bridge, everything. i find that i often have no idea what my character looks like, besides maybe hair or eye color. but i know theres way more to a character than that, and i just often dont spend time thinking about it. even if i try to describe my characters in words, it doesnt anchor in any sort of mental image. so i started drawing pictures of what my characters might look like, and it actually helps a lot. it's not perfect, but it gives me a pretty good idea for what i'm aiming for. does anyone else do this, or have some other method of managing to anchor in a mental image of their character? or maybe you just dont have an image at all?