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“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters,” Ernest Hemingway wrote. so how do we make our charaters real? How do we add flesh to their frames, blood to their vessels, beats to their hearts? Get to know them.  

How do you get to know them? Answer as many of these 15 questions as you can!
  1. What is something about your character that no one knows?
  2. What is his/her favorite time of day?  
  3. Who is his/her closest confidant?
  4. What is something s/he collects?
  5. What was his/her last nightmare about?
  6. What is the first thing he/she thinks about when she wakes up in the morning?
  7. What is something that fascinates him/her?
  8. What is something that embarasses him/her?
  9. How does he/she like to celebrate his/her birthday?
  10. What was the last book he/she read?
  11. What his/her favorite type of weather?
  12. What is his/her best habit?
  13. Worst habit?
  14. What is his/her earliest memory?
  15. What makes him/her nervous or anxious?
Your response can be in list form, or for an extra challenge, try threading your answers together into a narrative, as Anna Lang does here!