Hi everyone, just wanted to see if anyone else uses this method during character development. What I usually do is I develop the basic character: their age, gender, and most importantly their inner character. Wants, desires, values, and their purpose in the story. I never describe them physically however. If I try to do that, I always catch myself adding their description to the prose in unnecessary amounts. I think it is because I myself am at that point unsure of how they look exactly. So, to solve this problem, I simply browse around stock photo sites until I find a person who fits my basic idea of the character. This can give you interesting physical character traits to utilize, and also helps keep you from putting too much character description in the prose. Anyone else do anything similar? Anyone think this is silly?