I like having things to jog my brain, get ideas started. What am I missing when I think about my characters? Or my plot? These aren’t how tos, or walk throughs, or tutorials, but handy little things to keep around.
And courtesy of “The Mad Scribbler” are these character templates. One is extremely detailed (spreadsheet!) and one has lots of info on one page. (Pay attention if you print it out and check your settings.)
This one is a collection of “writing tips.” (link straight to pdf)
Here’s another created by a helpful writer. LOTS of information in this “writer’s cheat sheet.”
The website Writers Write has some handy looking tables with a total of 350 character traits. I saved each picture and printed them out.