Even if you aren't the plotting and outlining type, the more you know about your characters and the world they inhabit, the better your writing will be. The following templates will help you brainstorm and remember the little details that make a story come to life, or just give you a bare-bones overview for easy reference.
Character profile worksheet. If you want to go deeper with your characters, you'll need a full dossier describing their physical appearance, manner of speaking, behavioral traits, and background. From their hair color to their biggest secret, this questionnaire covers it all.