Two acronyms for the budding writer.
STEAL [Help in defining a character in literature, storytelling, and so on. It means Speech (words, accents, tone, speed, etc.), Thoughts (beliefs, feelings, prejudices, emotions, etc.), Effects (on others and on the environment), Actions (reactions, body language, how they may change under stress, etc.), Looks (physical appearance, expressions, dress, etc.)]
KISS [n. Keep It Simple, Stupid, a writer’s term]