Michele Regnold’s posts talks about about getting to know your characters by interviewing them. This is definitely a worthwhile exercise. If you want to read a book on the subject, I enjoyed Taking Your Characters to Dinner by Laurel A. Yourke.
Here is another idea from Tracy Helixon: https://www.mvwg.org/blog/getting-to-know-your-characters-through-monologue
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Love this. Coincidentally, I’m reading an unrelated book called The New Diary by Tristine Rainer, and in it, she also highlights how to foster your creativity with a journal. There’s one technique which is almost similar, where you journal down a conversation with your character, setting, or even object in your story. Anyway, thanks for this post!
I’ve heard of journaling as a character, but with a character would work too. Anything that makes them a whole person, right?