Questions for your Character10 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR CHARACTERQuestions for your Character by ~WeCritique
How can you write about what a character will do or say if you don't know how they think, or what is "in character" for them? If you're writing from the point of view of one or more of your characters, it's even more important to know them as well as you know yourself. Often, you need to be able to put yourself in a character's place, to get right inside their head to see what they're thinking. One way to do this is to ask them questions. These ten probing questions will get you started.
1) Who are you?
Answers to this question can range from simply a name to a deep exploration of the character's inner landscape. Asking a character this who they are may not tell you the character is, but who they think they are, which can be very revealing of their thought processes. Think of all the different ways you might answer this question yourself, and you'll see the range of possible information you might learn from a character.