An Exercise in Layering & Depth: 25 Questions to Ask Your Characters – by Bonnie Randall…

These are good questions.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

on Fiction University:

Some of the most telling moments of character definition—for both real people, and the fictional ones we craft—is when they are

  • made vulnerable
  • forced to choose
  • made to reveal their morals or their values

The following battery of questions, when asked of your MC (or secondary) offer an opportunity into insight as to who they really are…and also illuminates who they envision becoming.

Unlocking these arenas of vulnerability can also deepen the narrative drive of your story—and uncover themes you may not have even known were woven within your characters’ goals, motivations, and implicit/explicit conflicts.

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