Are you trying to jump into a story but you can’t figure out exactly what each character’s personalities are? Are your characters sometimes inconsistent? Do you know their hopes, hurts, fears, dreams? How about a heart to heart interview with each of your wonderful penned-up friends and learn more about them…and you! You can start simple; it’ll get fun as you go along. Think your characters are boring? Let them speak for themselves! Stick yourself in their shoes and you’ll learn things about them you never knew. You can make the interview as simple or complex as you want. Here are a few starter questions:
What’s your name and how old are you?
What annoys you more than anything else?
What is your greatest fear?
Who do you hold dearest?
What do you hope to accomplish in the future?
Seriously try this! It’s like meeting the creative side of you all over again.