Do you fill out the character background sheets for your characters?

If so…

Do you do it diligently? Every time you start a new story/manuscript? Before you start writing? Do you fill it out in it’s entirety? Or skip around?

If not…

Why not?

If you’re wondering why I’m asking, we discussed characters and archtypes last night in my writing/goal group.

And I don’t fill one out beforehand. I fill it out if I get frustrated or stuck. And usually I know my characters beforehand. But I don’t use the standard sheets. I made up my own (I’ll put them up later if you want to see it). Things that I want/need to know about my characters. Things that if I do get stuck helps me learn more about the characters.

Previous Character Posts –

Character Types – Part I & Part II

And I’m still going to do that post on archetypes one day soon.