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!

12 thoughts on “How to Write a Character Sketch (For Beginners)

  1. Thanks ma’am…. Very useful for us……. Character sketch is a description of the character’s qualities or traits. Both the videos are superb.


  2. Dear ma’am Tarana,
    Thank you for such amazing videos that you sent. I have seen them and written answers to the questions you sent. It was a help to revise what we had learnt.


  3. Dear maam
    I loved boththe videos and learnt new things like character traits and character devlopment .
    Thanks for sennding these videos.
    By Parnika
    To maam Tarana

    Liked by 1 person

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