As I stated in the first part of this series, the short character sketches can be used as writing prompts or as a prewriting strategy. Don’t be too exhaustive; it’s enough to just jot down a few general notes on your characters in order to know at a glance what is unique about each of them.
To illustrate this, let me show you how I have designed my own character sketches:
1. Sketch Number
To start with, I like to organize my sketches by number and add their creation date. I also like to make note of what story they belong (or could belong) to.
2. Character’s Name or Nickname
If you want to delve deeper into this topic, take a look at the post titled, How to Name your Characters.