Know your character from the inside out!
Have you developed a sense of who you are writing about, their quirks, habits, background, etc.? E. Michael Terrell author of the Jared McKean Series shares her in-depth questionnaire to help you know any one of your characters, regardless of your writing genre. Childhood, teen years, favorite books, songs, etc. everything you need to firm up in your mind as your character reveals him/herself to you.
While researching her characters, Terrell “…attended the Citizen Police Academy, took the medical examiner to lunch, and became a certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist.” She is also a proud member of the Tennessee Writers Alliance, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Private Eye Writers of America.
On E. Michael Terrell’s homepage, she writes how her main character “introduced” himself. While perusing her site, pop over to her latest in the series, Racing The Devil, and read an excerpt.