Slips envelope under the door containing a letter.
Here is a sample of several questions I have found very helpful in the process of developing characters into almost real individuals.
Have a fellow of yours answer the questions accordingly. The more thought it takes to answer these questions, the better for your laddie.
I hope it proves useful should you decide to take it.
Beneath the letter can be found a small stack of papers bound together with string. Whom shall until the thread? Only the mistress shall tell.
What is your character's personality described in five adjectives?
How does your character deal with different trials of life?
How does your character display: Joy, Anger, Sadness, Fear, and Disgust?
What heroes does your character look up to?
What does your character fear more then anything?
What does your character believe about the nature of reality, the existence of God, and the fate of souls after death?
What does your character believe is right and wrong?
What religion does your character believe?
How does your character speak?
What personality or life quirks does your character have?
If a stranger met your character for the first time, how would he describe them afterward?
If someone was a co-worker with your character, how would he describe them in the work place?
If someone was a good friend to your character, how would he describe them as a friend?
If someone was married to your character, how would they describe them in ways no one else would?
Who is your character's family and what are they like?
What is the history of your character until now?
Does your character fit into their society or culture?
What is your character's personality described in one paragraph?
Now, in one sentence, who is your character?