How to Write a Character Sketch (For Beginners)

A character sketch is description of a person’s qualities or traits. It tells you what makes a person who he/she/it is.

Here’s a video describing how to find character traits. It will also talk about character development.

The image below sums up what the video is trying to tell you about character traits.

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Here’s an upbeat song that describes character traits further:

Now that you know what character traits and character development is, here’s a little exercise to put your knowledge to use.

  • What is the meaning of character traits?
  • What is the meaning of character development?
  • Think of your favourite book and pick your favourite and least favourite characters in it. Then write 3 things that describe him/her/it internally and 3 things that describe he/she/it externally.
  • Also write about whether there is any character development in either of the characters.

Do share your findings in the comments below.

Happy learning!