Ok, I stumbled across this basic chart with character descriptions and I was suddenly gripped with the need to get back to basics. And I figured if I needed a visit back to a neat and tidy elementary school chart, that maybe the rest of you could benefit, too.
How many times have you envisioned a character in your story and I mean really seen this person. Could feel, smell and just absolutely know this character, but when it comes time to describe him on paper you wind up with a whopping nada? I tend to overthink and read too deep into finding the perfect descriptive words when maybe I need to back up and begin with something a little more simplistic.
Printing this chart out and reading it a few times has renewed some of the characters trapped in my head and I hope it does the same for you and your deserving characters.