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Character Layout Sheet
I created this myself to allow me to make each character different from one another. It will help to ensure that I (and you) don't deviate from what the character would actually do, you stick with their personality and don't change them just for the sack of the story (unless it's a logical change).
This is preached over and over again and it is true. But there are also exceptions to every rule.
That's why I created this template for myself for future use. It's not completed, but it does have some essentials and can be used to give you some ideas.
Body language is everything. Instead of someone being described as sad, show their shoulders turning down and inward. Their gaze downcast and their chin wobbling. It paints a different picture. You can see hundreds of better ones on Pinterest.
I created this checklist back when I was doing a ton of research and actually thought I could edit my book with ease (ha! Yeah right). I still haven't used this checklist myself but plan on doing so as soon as I start line by line editing. I hope you find it useful! I got a lot of my tips to create this list from here. Another tip you can add to this list is to act out the scene you are writing, it will help you not miss important points such as getting gas when a character is driving.