How to Really Get to Know Your Characters Through a Simple Writing Exercise

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  • Who were your parents?
  • Did you have any siblings?
  • Where did you go to school?
  • What is your worst memory from childhood?
  • What did you want to be when you grew up?
  • Have you achieved your dreams yet?
  • Why not — what do you still want or need?
  • Why won’t you co-operate — what is really bugging you?
  • What does _____ mean to you (story-related — you choose the topic)?
  • What is your deepest fear?
  • What is your dream — what do you want more than anything else in the world?

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