Having a Who is Who document can really help keep your characters and important details straight when you are writing a series of books.

My Who is Who document began as a MS Word document that I started probably after the third book in my series because I noticed I was mixing up relevant information. NOTE: Do not be like me. Start your Who is Who sheet now before you accidently publish errors in your ebooks! Now I have evolved into a more complicated Excel sheet as my imaginary family has grown.

In this document I note important details like a genealogy of my characters. I document parents, siblings, children, cousins, friends, etc. From there I build out on secondary characters to know who has come in contact with who. A brief description of the scene where characters know each other, often in bullet points can be very helpful.

I also include brief physical descriptions, any odd characteristics, professions, or items that I need to remember that would relate to the character.

I divide my characters by series, even though I do have some cross over of characters. This helps me to remember who belongs in what series universe.

Here is an example of one of my Who is Who sheets:

Who is Who Dillon

Check out the video where I discuss my Who is Who document on YouTube:


Published by josephinebeintema

One day I had enough! I sold my house, quit my job, bought a Jeep and bought a camper! Now I'm set to travel North America and maybe even beyond with my BFF Bean (she's a Boston Terrier)

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