I’ve been playing around a lot with my characters lately. I enjoy finding new ways to develop them further, to figure out what makes them tick, and what better way to do so than to put words on paper?
My favorite way to develop them is to write them in little scenes, to stretch my imagination with prompts. Sometimes those scenes from the prompts will end up in the characters’ novel.
Another way I’ve seen people develop characters is to fill out questionnaires regarding them. Those allow the authors to know all the nitty-gritty details about the characters.
Who else has used sites like Tumblr or Pinterest to help develop characters? Posting pictures, blog posts, creating special boards to pin information and inspiration, are all extra ways to help figure out who your characters are.
Want a challenge? Throw a couple of characters from different novels into a scene together and see how they react.
What to you do to develop characters?