We all know that we could use a little help on writing in details. Here is a list of things to write. If there’s anything else to add, feel free to comment.
If writing about Non-Fictional characters, name changes can help protect those your writing about. Also to help avoid drama and legal warfare.
Species: Don’t forget that there can be specific forms of the following as well;
Aliens; Volcans, Cyborgs, etc
Demons; Leviathans, Legions, etc
Vampires; Old, New, Covens, etc
Werewolves; Tribes, Breeds, etc
Angels; Cherubs, Arch, etc.
Genres and Sub Genres: Can be mixed together
Fiction: Not true
Non Fiction: True
Drama or Action
Mr. Theodore Hamshell
Mr. Theodore Hamshell the first (the second, the third, etc)
Mrs. Theodore Hamshell
Mrs. Abigail Hamshell
Miss. Helena Hamshell
Ms. Anita Hamshell (widowed)
Physical – Color of hair and eyes, bone structor with face and body, clothes and shoes, contacts, glasses or none. Jewlery
Personality – charming, outgoing, shy, pessimist, optimistic, passive agressive, etc.
Heritage/Color/Race/Ethnicity – Irish, Italian, German, White, Black, Asian, Mixed, Bi-racial, etc
Attitude – Body language, how they speak, behaviors, etc
Relationships – mother, father, sister, brother, friend, cousin, aunt, uncle, etc
How long the relationships have lasted – since high school, since birth, a few months, etc
Weather and Scenery
Mountains, City, Wilderness, or a mix of two or more
Snow, Rain, Sunny, Cloudy, Stormy, or a mix of two or more
Cold, Hot, Mild, Sticky, Wet, Dry, or a mix of two or more
Vehicle Description (I don’t recommend unless you are writing about vehicles or an apocalyptic story)
Species – cat, dog, mouse, bunny, horse, whale, etc
Species – rose, tulip, carnation, etc
Religion can also be sub categorized into faith and beliefs
example: Jehovah’s Witnesses are christian, but they don’t believe in communion for everyone, they do not do blood transfusions and they do not celebrate any man made holidays.
5 Senses – I have added a few for the paranormal novices
6: Seeing ghosts/spirits
7: Knowing when someone is in the same room with you without being able to see them (this is different from number 6)
the following links can help you determine what kind of powers you want your characters to have if you are writing of the other worldly kind —–