One of the biggest hassles I’ve encountered is keeping up with my characters. Not so much in what they’re doing, but who they are. It’s the little things like:
- What color are their eyes?
- Did they go to college, and if so where, and what did they study? Did they get a degree?
- What is their home like, and so on?
I was starting to put all this information into a spreadsheet, but that was starting to get a little difficult to keep track of. I tried a blackboard and that was even worse.
I finally found my answer at: http://www.epiguide.com/ep101/writing/charchart.html
Basically, it’s a word document file you put your information into, and then save it under the character’s name.
Hope this helps.