When writing fiction, make sure your characters are developed, integrated to the plot, memorable and real. Know what makes them tick. Be sure to resolve their issues and know where they fit.
In trying to bring your characters to life, think of:
Complexions and skin types
Blemishes–birthmarks, pimples, moles, beauty marks, scars
Eye type–shape, colors, variations
Noses–button, hook, wide, tiny, big
Hair–colors, textures, styles
Facial hair–beards, mustaches
Body hair–hairy arms, hairless arms
Head shapes, large, small, round, elongated
Mouth–cupid, thin lipped, large lips
Chin/jaw–square, pointed, rounded
Cheeks–full, puffy, rosy, shallow
Teeth–bright white, yellowish, crooked, protruding
Facial types–odd or interesting, big, attractive, aged
Body types and parts—attractive, big, aged, distinctive, necks, shoulders, hands and arms, chest, breasts, belly, legs and hips, feet
Voices—high, low, deep, dialects, whiny, strong.
This is just a start in character development. We have a lot. We want you to know the characters of your story as well as you know yourself…or maybe better.